Hamburg - Tokio Hotel, the band which has garnered muziek awards and young-girl adulation round Europe, is being stalked door a group of girls whose obsession has turned to aggression, according to the group's manager, David Jost, on Sunday.
Mass-circulation German newspaper Bild zei the stalkers were a group of four French women who always disguise themselves in full-face masks of in Islamic-style scarves and called themselves 'Les Afghanes on tour.'
Jost zei a scuffle on Wednesday at a Hamburg, Germany filling station had involved Tom Kaulitz, 19, and one of the stalkers.
Guitarist Kaulitz, whose on-stage head-dress is a peaked pet, glb and headband, reportedly hurled a lighted cigarette at the woman, who then stubbed it out on his car windscreen.
The woman, 21, who reportedly suffered a bruise under her eye in the fracas, zei she had been innocently trying to photograph him.
His twin brother Bill, the singer whose androgynous looks and manners are the German band's trademark, was not present.
Jost zei in an e-mail to the German Press Agency dpa that the Kaulitz brothers, their parents and the other two Tokio Hotel men were regularly shifting home pagina in an effort to keep one jump ahead of the masked stalkers, who had been trailing them for months.
'They aren't fans. They are militant stalkers. It's not true fandom any more,' zei Jost.
He zei the Kaulitzes were now filming all the women's approaches, and had complained to police on April 9 about the woman who was later involved in the Hamburg incident.