On October 13, AKB48 Theater security did not recognize group member Kana Kobayashi and attempted to kick her our of the building believing she was an intruder.
Kobayashi recounted the incident in a blog post.
The idol was getting ready to enter the dressing room and prepare for a performance when security stopped her.
Security attempted to escort her out of the building, but fellow group members and staff identified her as an AKB48 member.
Both Kobayashi and security were good sports about the incident. The security guard reportedly didn't get a good look at Kobayashi, but recognized her after doing so.
The idol laughed off the incident, saying, "It was like the first time I worked 8 1/2 years ago."
Kobayashi joined AKB48 8 1/2 years ago in February of 2006 as a 2nd generation member.
She is currently a member of Team K.