A person who seemed to be obsessive about pop singer Lana Del Rey was arrested Friday after Florida police say he deliberate to kidnap the star following a live performance in Orlando.
The Orlando Police Division stated Saturday they thwarted Michael Hunt’s alleged plan after appearing on a tip they thought-about a “credible risk” to the singer.
Hunt, 43, was arrested for aggravated stalking with a reputable risk and tried kidnapping with a weapon, and is at present being held within the Orange County Jail on no bond.
Police nabbed him only one block away from Del Rey’s scheduled efficiency at Orlando’s Amway Heart and located he had a ticket to the live performance and a Three-inch folding knife in his possession. He didn’t make it into the venue and didn’t have any contact with the “Summertime Unhappiness” singer, police stated.
Hunt’s plan was foiled after a caller alerted police to “cryptic and threatening” social media posts on his Fb account that appeared to point out a fixation with the singer, in response to the Orlando Sentinel.
“I need to see my queen on Friday and from that day ahead our selections might be as one,” he wrote on Jan. 30.
Two days later, he shared a picture of the singer and wrote, “I really like you a lot I’ve missed you for therefore lengthy.” Earlier that day, he shared a submit that learn, “I am giving up the whole lot to comply with my dream…”
He additionally shared a YouTube hyperlink to one among Del Rey’s movies and wrote, “I really like you too I am so sorry I did this to us.”
In a number of different posts, Hunt detailed his obsession with Del Ray, writing that she “is aware of my face in her goals” and “she’s my all the time and without end to be.”
A prolonged, incoherent video posted Wednesday outlined Hunt’s plans for himself and Del Ray, 32, as a pair.
“I will most likely end out her tour together with her, clearly, and dance and speak and determine what we’ll do,” he stated, denying that he was on any medicine aside from marijuana. “I am letting my toes relaxation earlier than I take off with Lana.”
He has reportedly served 5 earlier jail phrases for prices together with housebreaking of an occupied construction, grand theft of a motorized vehicle and grand theft with a firearm.
Hunt’s arrest echoes an identical state of affairs confronted by singer Katy Perry in December. In her case, an obsessive fan who ominously advised police he’d cease at nothing to achieve the pop star was arrested after attending one among her live shows and ordered in courtroom to maintain his distance.