Riverview man accused of stalking Lana Del Rey refuses lawyer, being held on no bond

RIVERVIEW, Fla. (WFLA) — A Riverview man is being held with no bond after police say he was stalking and possibly planned to kidnap singer Lana Del Rey in Orlando.

Michael Hunt, 43, was arrested outside the Amway Center in Orlando on Friday with two concert tickets for Lana Del Rey and a knife with a three-inch blade.

According to the arrest affidavit, Hunt has 61 felony convictions, from drugs to violent crimes. 

Hunt was in court Sunday for his first appearance. He refused a lawyer, saying only he would speak for himself.

Hunt was animated and even laughed at the prosecutor as she read Facebook posts of his aloud to the courtroom.

Quoting one of his posts from Jan. 29 of this year, the prosecutor read, “Our queen forever in both worlds, I love you so much, Lana. I can’t wait to be back in your arms in a few days, baby. I hear you singing. I miss you, baby. I miss you so much, baby.”

According to the affidavit, it was Hunt’s posts on social media that led someone to contact police.

The prosecutor said in court that Lana Del Rey was shown the posts and was in fear because of it.

8 On Your Side looked through Hunt’s Facebook and found that he made posts about the singer almost daily, and sometimes several times a day. He even has a Facebook live video where he talks about them being together.

“When me and Lana get together, um, I am probably going to finish out her tour with her, obviously. Dance and talk. Figure out what we are going to do within,” said Hunt on Facebook live on Jan. 31.

Hunt told the judge in court the social media posts were his.

He told the judge he was at the concert to show the singer pictures that he drew of her.

“There is nothing in it that sounds derogatory or mean. Nothing that said I would harm anyone,” he said. “Did I want to see here? Yes! I admitted that to you. Do I care for her? Yes. Do I know her? No. I only know her through her songs.”

Hunt will be held on no bond.

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