Police foil stalker's plot to kidnap Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey
Michael Hunt attempted to kidnap Del Rey during her Orlando show. Photo credit: Getty

Lana Del Rey had a close call after police foiled a stalker's plan to kidnap the singer during a show in Orlando.

Orlando police tweeted on Saturday (local time) they had arrested Michael Hunt, 43, for "aggravated stalking and attempted kidnapping with a weapon".

"After receiving a tip we deemed a credible threat, OPD got to him before he could get near singer Lana Del Rey last night at her show at Amway Center."

In the statement, police said Hunt was in possession of tickets to the Lana Del Rey concert, and a knife.

He's currently being held in jail on no bond.

The Mirror reports Hunt had posted about Del Rey frequently on Facebook and about attending her upcoming concert.

On January 30 he wrote on Facebook: "I won't be making any more decisions or choices on anything other than what I've talked about over the last week I want to see my queen on Friday and from that day forward our decisions will be as one."

Del Rey wrote on Twitter on Saturday that "Orlando! Fort Lauderdale! Miami! Thank you so much for coming out and making those shows totally crazy and keeping the energy high. We're all feeling super lucky after a couple of days of amazing shows."



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