The 43-year-old Michael Shawn Hunt was stopped by police outside Lana's concert following his disturbing Facebook posts.
A man has been arrested in Orlando after posting “cryptic and threatening” posts about Lana Del Rey on Facebook, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The 43-year-old Michael Shawn Hunt was reportedly apprehended outside the singer's concert at the Amway Center Friday night. Hunt was arrested on aggravated stalking and attempted kidnapping charges. He was carrying a 3-inch folding knife.
The report states that police received a tip about Hunt's posts from a caller. Officers deemed the situation a "concern for public safety." The exact wording of the threat has not been shared by police, but other posts on a page reportedly belonging to Hunt featured a few posts referring to Lana and his desire to be with her. This included a video post on Wednesday where Hunt stated, “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.” On another post, a Facebook friend of Hunt's wrote, “Wow, I’m so happy for you Michael Hunt. I hope she makes you happy when you finally stalk her down and get your hands on her!”
According to Florida Department of Corrections, Hunt has served five separate prison terms. The charges include "burglary of an occupied structure, grand theft of a motor vehicle, grand theft with a firearm, forgery and possession and sale of marijuana."
Despite the thwarted threat, Lana Del Rey's show went on as scheduled. On Saturday, she thanked fans in Orlando for their support. "Orlando! Fort Lauderdale! Miami! Thank you so much for coming out and making those shows totally crazy and keeping the energy high," she wrote on Twitter. "We’re all feeling super lucky after a couple of days of amazing shows." Lana will perform in Atlanta, Georgia tonight. Her L.A. to the moon tour features support from Kali Uchis and Jhene Aiko. Find the full list of dates here.