Florida man arrested after threatening to kidnap Lana Del Rey, police say


A Florida guy used to be arrested after police thwarted his try to kidnap singer Lana Del Rey at her Orlando live performance, government mentioned on Saturday.

Michael Hunt, 43, used to be arrested Friday night time a few block clear of Orlando’s Amway Enviornment, the place the 32-year-old singer used to be set to accomplish later that evening, police mentioned. 

Orlando police mentioned they gained a “tip [it] deemed a reputable deal with” towards Del Rey, whose actual identify is Elizabeth Grant. Hunt used to be discovered with a knife and price ticket to the live performance.

“At no time used to be he in a position to make touch with Ms. Grant,” police mentioned.

Hunt made the “cryptic and dangerous” posts towards Del Rey between Jan. 29 and Feb. 2, in keeping with the Orlando Sentinel. A Fb web page that perceived to belong to Hunt incorporated a number of posts that referred to as Del Rey a “queen.”

“I need to see my queen on Friday and from that day ahead our selections shall be as one,” Hunt allegedly wrote on Jan. 30.

In any other Fb video put up, Hunt is noticed speaking about getting “in combination” with Del Rey.

“I’m going to most certainly end out her excursion together with her, clearly, and dance and communicate and work out what we’re going to do,” Hunt added.

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Lana Del Rey carried out at Orlando’s Amway Enviornment Friday evening simply after Hunt used to be arrested a few block away.  (Reuters)

“We all know that I’m right here,” he mentioned. “Lana is aware of I’m right here. The queen of England is aware of I’m right here. Vladimir is aware of I’m right here. All of them know I’m right here.”

Government mentioned that there used to be additionally a public protection worry as a result of Hunt’s self-destructive inclinations. Hunt reportedly has 61 criminal convictions that rages from medicine to violent crimes. He’s served 5 jail sentences, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Hunt used to be charged with annoyed stalking with a reputable danger and tried kidnapping with a weapon. He’s being held in Orange County Prison without a bond.

Del Rey is on her “LA to the Moon” excursion. She thanked concertgoers in a Twitter put up Saturday evening.

“Orlando! Castle Lauderdale! Miami! Thanks such a lot for popping out and making the ones presentations utterly loopy and preserving the power top. We’re all feeling tremendous fortunate after a few days of fantastic presentations [hearts] that implies,” she tweeted, including that she used to be “thankful.”

She incorporated that her subsequent excursion forestall shall be Atlanta, Georgia. 

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