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Florida Police arrest man after threatening to kidnap Lana Del Rey

February 6, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Florida Police arrest man after threatening to kidnap Lana Del Rey

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A man in Florida was taken into custody after authorities prevented his attempt to abduct singer Lana Del Rey at her concert in Orlando.

Michael Hunt, 43, was arrested on Friday roughly a block away from Orlando’s Amway Arena, where the 32-year-old musician was going to perform that night.

Police in Orlando indicated that they received a “tip [it] deemed a credible threat” against the singer, whose real name is Elizabeth Grant. Hunt was apprehended with a knife and ticket to the show.

“At no time was he able to make contact with Ms. Grant,” authorities stated.

Hunt made the “cryptic and threatening” posts against Lana Del Rey between January 29th and February 2nd, the Orlando Sentinel reported. A Facebook page reportedly belonging to Hunt included several posts that referred to Del Rey as a “queen.”

“I want to see my queen, and from that day forward our decisions will be as one,” Hunt wrote on January 30th.

Hunt also posted a video on Facebook and talks about getting “together” with Del Rey, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

“I’m going to finish out her tour with her, and dance and talk and figure out what we’re going to do,” Hunt noted.

“Everyone knows that I’m here,” he continued. “Lana knows I’m here. The queen of England knows… Vladimir knows… They all know I’m here.”

Authorities said that there was also a concern for public safety because of Hunt’s self-destructive inclinations. Hunt purportedly has 61 felony convictions that range from drugs to violent offenses. He’s also completed five prison sentences.

The crazed man has been charged with aggravated stalking with a credible threat and attempted kidnapping with a weapon. He is in custody at the Orange County Jail on no bond.

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