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Lana Del Rey’s Stalker Arrested in Orlando Blocks From Her Concert

Wintertime madness.


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An obsessed fan was arrested outside a Lana Del Rey concert in Florida (obviously) on Friday after police acted on a tip that he planned to kidnap the singer. Michael Hunt of Riverview, Florida, posted a series of cryptic and disturbing messages and videos to his Facebook page about his desire to be with Del Rey, calling her “my always and forever to be,” and writing, “I want to see my queen on Friday and from that day forward our decisions will be as one.”

“I’m going to probably finish out her tour with her, obviously, and dance and talk and figure out what we’re going to do,” he said in a video, according to the NY Daily News. “I’m letting my feet rest before I take off with Lana.” Insisting that the only drug he used was weed, Hunt proclaimed that “everyone knows that I’m here…Lana knows I’m here. The queen of England knows I’m here. Vladimir knows I’m here. They all know I’m here.” He was kinda right; the cops definitely knew where he was.

The Orlando police picked Hunt up a block away from Lana’s Friday night concert at the Amway Center; he had a ticket to the show and a folding knife in his possession. He never made it inside the venue or had any contact with Del Rey, and the concert went on as scheduled. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Hunt, 43, “has served five prison terms, on charges including burglary of an occupied structure, grand theft of a motor vehicle, grand theft with a firearm, forgery and possession and sale of marijuana.”

Here’s hoping Michael gets help, Lana stays safe, and all of us remember to say something if we see something fishy on Facebook.

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