A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kidnap singer Lana Del Rey. As The New York Times reports, 43-year-old Michael Shawn Hunt of Riverview was arrested in Orlando on Friday outside of the Amway Center. The singer was performing there.
Hunt was carrying a ticket to the concert as well as a knife. He was apprehended approximinately a block away from the venue. The suspect was arrested on charges of attempted kidnapping with a weapon and aggravated stalking with a credible threat.
As Fader shares, authorities said that Hunt posed a "credible threat" to 33-year-old Del Rey. He apparently made "cryptic and threatening" posts on social media. Prior to the arrest, Orlando authorities received a tip tip off about Hunt. He never came into contact with the singer.
When authorities interviewed Hunt, they said that he was chanted gibberish about going to the "afterlife." “The interview with Hunt was very disturbing,” a detective wrote, per the Orlando Sentinel.
More details have surfaced from Hunt's Facebook post about his alleged plot as well. Authorities claim that he professed his adoration for the "Love" singer and said he was planning to travel to Orlando to be with her. “Well folks I can barely touch the electronics anymore it’s probably my last day on Facebook. I hope to see y’all on the walk about in your life be good and Ill see you on the other side everybody ...” the post read. “Our Queen Forever in both Worlds xoxo I love you so much Lana I can’t wait to be back in your arms in a few days baby,” the post read.
When interviewed, Hunt admitted he wrote this post.
Lana Del Rey took to social media to share that she's doing fine after the incident and continuing her tour as planned. "Hey kiddos.
I’m doing fine thanks for the messages," she tweeted. "And tomorrow we’ll be in Hotlanta can’t wait to see everyone. Yachty that means u."
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