Usually, after you get exposed for being a loony, and have the community telling you to stop harrassing show staff - doing things like asking Ashleigh Ball if you can make her scream, and asking Andrea Libman to marry you - you would at least consider taking the advice while you can. The man known as "CrazyPonyMan", who was our most recent Cringe Corner feature, did not take this advice, and continues to send these messages to staff.
What we found was troubling.
Our first clue as to the identity of CPM came yesterday, when he tweeted this image, gloating about his newfound infamy and confirming a comment on the previous article as his own. Whether or not what he actually tweeted was an accident, or a taunt to "come find him" is unknown.
In his screencap, he has a tab open to his gmail, which reads plainly "JamesLinton10". This was enough for our team to work on. We'll spare you the process details, and get right to it - who IS CrazyPonyMan?
Meet James Linton, identified personally by a person who knows him and has seen him via skype chats (he also matches the individual seen in this youtube video). James has a, rather extensive social media presence, that goes beyond his "CrazyPonyMan" account. Through numerous linked-together accounts, we have discovered that he is also the twitter user known as SilverStreamMLP.
See that tiger? It's the same as the tiger from yesterday.
James, according to many in the fandom, has a history of erratic and concerning behavior, which has resulted in his expulsion from the New York Brony Group (Linton is a resident of the Bronx), as well as his rejection from staffing conventions.
The following are screencaps of messages posted by James in a skype room meant for convention organization, in which he wants to know, prior to being hired as SECURITY, if it would be okay for him to have sex with the convention goers. Protip: when you're applying to be a security guy, you don't ask "can I bang the customers?" especially before you even have the job.
The convention in question saw the red flags and did not allow him to join the staff.
Another alias he uses is ultre-sord, which he uses on skype and apparently PSN (according to his tumblr account : http://jameslinton21.tumblr.com/)
Normally, HN wouldn't go to these investigative lengths. But in the spirit of due diligence, and the more we uncovered about his doings; such as items of an explicit nature he has allegedly sent to women via skype, as well as his recent tweets in which he threatens to explode a hospital...
...and sent blackmail tweets to Ashleigh...
...and god knows what else in months past (including the aforementioned series of questionable tweets) we determined his story deserved a follow-up. So why does he keep doing it? Is it a desperate cry for help or some much needed attention? Or is he just a wacko who has no idea that what he's doing is fucked up? We can only speculate.
But, for you New York bronies, and any show and con staff that may encounter this guy, you've been warned. He's unstable at best, and who knows at worst.
Seek help. Please.