It's not just the country that's getting crazier, dear reader, with metrobuses gone wild and minister Jose Raul Mulino rambling incoherently at a business management conference. No, even here, inside the heavily fortified compound that houses the Bananama Republic newsroom, the going gets weird.
That is, it seems that our friend Omar Wong has set a new trend in sending us delusional messages. He wanted to meet with your editor in the street somewhere, which is one thing, but now we have someone who wants to meet with yours truly in jail!
This came in in the comments on our story about Susan Guberman:
Author : Carlos (IP: 22.214.171.124 , 126.96.36.199)
E-mail : email@example.com
Whois : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/188.8.131.52
Comment: Pronto the visitaré en la cárcel Okke. Tus condenas a 20 meses y 2 años prisión están caminando satisfactoriamente. Ese día todos los que han sido calumniados por ti se reirán.
What the hell? We did some superficial cyber-sleuthing. The IP address is from CableOnda. Interesting tidbit: If you type the IP address in your browser bar, it will direct you to the login page of a home camera security system - which OF COURSE we did not hack immediately.
So let's try the email address and do a Google search. That led us to a website called "Chicas prepago Panama", indeed: Prepaid Panama chicks. More in particular, we found ourselves on the page of a prepaid nameless chick, who offers:
Soy una jovencita panameña muy arrecha que le gusta mucho el SEXO y que la penetren duro... te hare un rico sexo vaginal y oral una hora completita sin apuros. Pasala super rico conmigo solo $30 la hora, los polvos que quieras, solo push. llamame 6536-3921
That text was preceded by photos that made it clear that she meant it. And down in the comments, we found that same email address, saying in two comments:
# Carlos Ariel 05-02-2013 14:53
Mandame tu numero de cel a carlosfoto2000@ hotmail.com
And two days later, desperate:
# Carlos Ariel 07-02-2013 11:40
Bebe te estoy llamando para coordinar un encuentro y no me sale la llamada. llamame al 6460-8091
That number didn't offer any clues. So, let's try Facebook. And yes, we got a hit, and that brought us to the profile of one Carlos Ariel Herrera.
Now here's the mystery: We have no idea who this guy is, or what we have done to him to deserve his wrath or a visit in jail! Is this Friesner in one of his online disguises? Susan Guberman gone berserk? Patrick Visser having smoked too many mushrooms? A Martinelli gladiator? Please, dear readers, if you have any clue, enlighten us!
$30 an hour? not bad
very reasonable. don’t forget to factor in the push fees as well
My wild guess is it’s an online persona of Slither Sanchez. Purposely left on an unrelated SGG story to avoid the scam priest connection.
The I.P. belongs to Cable Onda Panama, and the info below includes everything to file an abuse for unsolicited email (sorry for the bad formatting of the copied text).
1 184.108.40.206 Succeed Panama PA-CAON1-LACNIC 220.127.116.11 Yes Cable Onda Panama Ave. 12 de Octubre, Pueblo Nuevo, Edif. Cable Onda, 0593, , 55-0593 – Panama – PA ipadmin@CABLEONDA.NET +507 390 3485  LACNIC
owner: Cable Onda
responsible: Climaco Manuel Paz
address: Ave. 12 de Octubre, Pueblo Nuevo, Edif. Cable Onda, 0593,
address: 55-0593 – Panama – PA
phone: +507 390 3485 
person: Cable Onda Panama
address: Edificio Cable Onda, Pueblo Nuevo, 0, 0
address: 0831-0059 – Panama – PA
phone: +507 3907616 
Here’s the deal: Believe it or not, but about a year ago I learned that Cable Onda does NOT know to whom they assign IP addresses. So they have no idea who at any given time uses which address. I couldn’t believe what I heard, checked again, and got the same story.
That’s pretty need privacy
No, I can’t believe that, if just because the trace route to 18.104.22.168 includes this name: 201-218-92-198.cpe-statistics.cableonda.net
That name indicates, Cable Onda knows damn well who is on that (or any other) address. The statistics are even used abroad (1 example): http://www.slavomir.com/sub/statistics/pa_detail.php?filter=ip¶m=22.214.171.124&id=204
Both “hit date” and “hit IP” are clickable – enjoy.
That already suggests, Cable Onda must have much better stats no?
This site also show that IP administration is a matter of detail:
The 186 address range is the oldest IOW when Cable Onda started business in Panama City.
Any chance of a translation of the email text?
Alas, Google Translate doesn’t do a very good job.
“Pronto the visitaré en la cárcel Okke. Tus condenas a 20 meses y 2 años prisión están caminando satisfactoriamente. Ese día todos los que han sido calumniados por ti se reirán.”
“Soon the Okke visit you in jail. Your sentences at 20 months and two years imprisonment are walking satisfactorily. That day all who have been slandered by you will laugh.”
Sounds like something written by Nostradamus 🙂
Okke, I imagine CO is just performing the Classic “por gusto”