Police thwart Lana Del Rey kidnapping plan in Florida

A man who appeared to be obsessed with pop singer Lana Del Rey was arrested Friday after Florida police say he planned to kidnap the star following a concert in Orlando.

The Orlando Police Department said Saturday they thwarted Michael Hunt's alleged plan after acting on a tip they considered a "credible threat" to the singer.

Hunt, 43, was arrested for aggravated stalking with a credible threat and attempted kidnapping with a weapon, and is currently being held in the Orange County Jail on no bond.

Police nabbed him just one block away from Del Rey's scheduled performance at Orlando's Amway Center and found he had a ticket to the concert and a 3-inch folding knife in his possession. He did not make it into the venue and did not have any contact with the "Summertime Sadness" singer, police said.

Hunt's plan was foiled after a caller alerted police to "cryptic and threatening" social media posts on his Facebook account that appeared to show a fixation with the singer, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Lana Del Rey is seen on June 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Lana Del Rey seen arriving at Kings Cross St Pancras Eurostar Station on July 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
Singer Lana Del Rey performs during the Lollapalooza music festival at the Longchamp Hippodrome in Paris, on July 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT (Photo credit should read GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images)
HULL, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Lana Del Rey attends Day 1 of BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017 at Burton Constable Hall on May 27, 2017 in Hull, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - MAY 20: Singer Lana Del Rey performs during the 2017 KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta at StubHub Center on May 20, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Lana Del Rey seen out in Manhattan on May 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Lana Del Rey is seen on September 06, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stone-e/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 07: Lana Del Rey performs during the 2016 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Singer Lana Del Rey arrives at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Singer Lana Del Rey attends the 24th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party on February 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Lana Del Rey is seen at LAX on June 01, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
SANTIAGO, CHILE - MARCH 18: Lana del Rey performs during the third day of Lollapalooza Chile 2018 at Parque O'Higgins on March 18, 2018 in Santiago, Chile. (Photo by Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 16: Singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey performs during a stop of her LA to the Moon Tour in support of the album 'Lust for Life' at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on February 16, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Lana Del Rey attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND- NOVEMBER 12: Lana Del Rey attends the MTV EMAs 2017 held at The SSE Arena, Wembley on November 12, 2017 in London, England. ( Photo by Rune Hellestad- Corbis/ Corbis via Getty Images).
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Singer Lana Del Rey performs at Terminal 5 on October 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Lana Del Rey and Jhen�Aiko at H.O.M.E. by Martell hosted by Jhene Aiko on September 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Martell)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Lana Del Rey performs in support of her 'Lust for Life' release at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on September 5, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: Singer Lana Del Rey (L) and Borns attend BORNS Single Release Event at Highland Park Bowl on July 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Lana Del Rey seen arriving at Kings Cross St Pancras Eurostar Station on July 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 04: Lana Del Rey is seen on July 04, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG002/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Lana Del Rey is seen on June 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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"I want to see my queen on Friday and from that day forward our decisions will be as one," he wrote on Jan. 30.

Two days later, he shared an image of the singer and wrote, "I love you so much I've missed you for so long." Earlier that day, he shared a post that read, "I'm giving up everything to follow my dream…"

He also shared a YouTube link to one of Del Rey's videos and wrote, "I love you too I'm so sorry I did this to us."

In multiple other posts, Hunt detailed his obsession with Del Ray, writing that she "knows my face in her dreams" and "she's my always and forever to be."

A lengthy, incoherent video posted Wednesday outlined Hunt's plans for himself and Del Ray, 32, as a couple.

"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, denying that he was on any drugs other than marijuana. "I'm letting my feet rest before I take off with Lana."

He has reportedly served five previous prison terms for charges including burglary of an occupied structure, grand theft of a motor vehicle and grand theft with a firearm.

Hunt's arrest echoes a similar situation faced by singer Katy Perry in December. In her case, an obsessive fan who ominously told police he'd stop at nothing to reach the pop star was arrested after attending one of her concerts and ordered in court to keep his distance.

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