Politics

Carlos Danger Is Real, and He's a Psychiatrist in Miami

Thanks to Anthony Weiner's inhuman drive to keep sexy talking ladies online, Carlos Danger has ruled Twitter this afternoon. Based on screen caps posted to the Dirty -- and partially confirmed in a statement from the ex-congressman -- "Carlos Danger" was the hilariously dashing pseudonym he used in his latest online exploits.

Too bad for Dr. Carlos Danger. He's a real dude who really lives in Miami, practices psychiatry, and probably never envisioned himself at the center of a national political sex scandal.

The real Dr. Danger -- who hopefully at least considered a career building giant, evil laser devices in a hollowed-out mountain somewhere before settling on psychiatry -- operates a Coral Gables clinic called Innova Clinical Trials.

Danger, who graduated from the University of Miami in 2001 and did his residency until 2005 at Jackson Memorial, didn't return Riptide's call to discuss Weiner's misuse of his good name.

Riptide also called Charlie Danger, director of Miami-Dade County's Building Department, hoping he might have a thing or two to say to Weiner about his pseudonym choices. Charlie Danger didn't bite either, but his spokesman did confirm that Carlos is his son.

Hopefully when Weiner takes the stage at his news conference this afternoon to discuss the latest sexting allegations, he'll offer a heartfelt apology not only to his family, friends, and the people of New York but also to a lone Miami psychiatrist (and maybe James Bond villain) whose name he's scarred forever.

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Tim Elfrink is a former investigative reporter and managing editor for Miami New Times. He has won the George Polk Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
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