Man tries to abduct singer Lana Del Rey, arrested

Michael Hunt

Michael Hunt

When Hunt was found just blocks away from the Amway Center, he had two concert tickets and a folding knife with a three-inch blade, police said.

Police got a tip of of a possible kidnap threat to singer Lana Del Ray, whose real name is Elizabeth Woolridge Grant.

Hunt, who is in custody, was arrested a couple of hundred feet from the Amway Centre where 8,000 fans were expected to attend, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Additionally, they released a press release which stated the same information albeit in different words.

A fan showed up outside a Lana Del Rey pop concert in the United States on Friday (Saturday NZ Time) with a ticket, a knife and a plan to abduct her, police say.

The 43-year-old suspect faces charges of aggravated stalking with a credible threat and attempted kidnapping with a weapon.

"I want to see my queen on Friday and from that day forward our decisions will be as one", Hunt wrote on January 30.

"Wow, I'm so happy for you Michael Hunt".

On Wednesday afternoon, Hunt posted a rambling video on Facebook in which he talked about his plans to "get together" with Grant.

Now, Del Rey has responded with a statement on Twitter, it read: "Hey kiddos", she wrote. "They all know I'm here". The site adds Hunt also has a "long, long rap sheet", with at least five prison sentences under his belt.

Luckily, the man had never come into contact with Lana Del Rey, and is now in custody at Orange County Jail.

Despite the freakish news, Lana still said "thank you" to all of her fans in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. "We're all feeling super lucky after a couple of days of wonderful shows [hearts] that means", she tweeted, adding that she was "grateful".

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