Lana Del Rey is the latest artist to be terrorized.
On Friday police arrested 43-year-old Michael Hunt of Riverview, FL for aggravated stalking and attempting to kidnap the singer with a weapon.
The takedown occurred outside of Del Rey’s show in Orlando at the Amway Center,
Hunt came onto the radar of authorities after he posted a bizarre series of messages on Facebook.
On January 29 he posted a video where he left a comment about his travel plans. “I’m leaving on Friday I’m around here for a couple of days I have to meet with my wife on Friday when she’s here on concert and then you’ll probably never see me again.”
On January 30 he posted, “I want to see my queen on Friday and from that day forward our decisions will be as one.”
The Orlando Sentinel originally reported that the cops were tipped off by the posts.
Orlando PD posted an official statement regarding the incident on Twitter.
On Friday, 2/2, Orlando Police received a tip about a possible kidnapping threat to singer Lana Del Rey (Elizabeth Woolridge Grant), who was scheduled to perform at the Amway Center that night,” the Orlando Police Department posted. “The threats were reportedly made by Michael Hunt, 43, of Riverview, Florida. OPD Detectives considered the information a credible threat, and took investigative measures to locate Hunt.”
“OPD officers came into contact with Hunt at Hughey Avenue and Central Boulevard on Friday evening, one block from the Amway Center. When he was taken into custody, Hunt was in possession of tickets to the Lana Del Rey performance and a knife. At no time was he able to make contact with Ms. Grant. Hunt is currently being held at the Orange County Jail on no bond.”
Celebrities have to deal with a lot of vinegar to pursue the art that they love. Thankfully in this case, a tragedy was averted.
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