Police arrest man over alleged Lana Del Ray kidnap plot in Orlando

Peter Castro
February 5, 2018

Police in the USA say they have foiled an alleged plot to kidnap singer Lana Del Rey, after a man armed with a knife was arrested outside a venue where she later performed.

At the time of his arrest, Hunt was in possession of tickets to Del Rey's concert and a knife, the Orlando Police Department said in a statement.

Police didn't reveal the exact wording of the threat, but a Facebook page apparently belonging to Hunt shared several posts leading up to Grant's concert in Orlando, professing his love for the singer and his intent to be with her.

Michael Hunt, 43, was just feet from the Amway Center, where Del Rey was performing on Friday evening.

Authorities also praised the community for tips, noting that without the credible tip, they may "have been unaware of the threat Hunt posed".

Michael Hunt, 43, was arrested near the Amway Centre in Orlando, Florida, and charged with stalking and attempted armed kidnapping.

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Police said Hunt was found at Hughey Ave. and Central Blvd.

In a video on the social media platform her says: "I'm going to probably finish out her tour with her, obviously, and dance and talk and figure out what we're going to do", while a friend congratulates him a separate post. Lana knows I'm here.

Hunt has served up to five prison terms to this point, with his latest ending in January of 2014 after a nine-month incarceration for fleeing from law enforcement.

Lana Del Rey has been playing arenas since the start of the New Year, with venues including Pepsi Center, Target Center and Capital One Arena.

Luckily, the man had never come into contact with Lana Del Rey, and is now in custody at Orange County Jail.

Del Rey is now on tour to support Lust for Life.

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