Florida Man Arrested For Plotting to Kidnap Lana Del Rey

By Kara Straight  |  02/05/2018

Lana Del Ray

A Florida man was arrested on Friday (Feb. 2) on charges of attempted kidnapping with a weapon and aggravated stalking with a credible threat, just outside of the arena where Lana Del Ray was expected to perform, reports NBC affiliate WESH2.

Michael Hunt, 43, was caught by police just before he was set to attend the concert in Orlando, Florida. He was carrying a ticket to the concert and a knife.

Police received a tip that Hunt was plotting against the singer and deemed his Facebook page as a large enough threat to arrest. Hunt’s page was full of videos of the singer and obscure messages expressing his love for Del Ray.

“Two more days, Queen Ahmose Nefertari,” Hunt captioned one picture of the singer on his profile.

2 more days. QUEEN Ahmose Nefertari

Posted by Michael Hunt on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Hunt’s plot was well thought out and not kept a secret from social media. The morning of the arrest, Hunt posted the following on Facebook: "… I hope to see y’all on the walk about of your life, be good and I’ll see you on the other side..."

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...

Posted by Michael Hunt on Friday, February 2, 2018

It is unclear what Hunt was planning to do after the alleged kidnapping, but it was clear Hunt had no plans of returning to his home in Brandon, Florida. Posts made by Hunt read, “Saying goodbye, Brandon,” and “Still trying to get rid of everything I own… before I leave town tomorrow.”

Saying Goodbye Brandon xoxo

Posted by Michael Hunt on Thursday, February 1, 2018

Still trying to get rid of everything I own for next to nothing damn near before I leave town tomorrow

Posted by Michael Hunt on Thursday, February 1, 2018

Whether Hunt was planning to take his own life or expecting a new life elsewhere is unknown.

Hunt is no stranger to the legal system either. He previously served five prison terms for various charges.