Paging Dr. Danger? The real Carlos Danger, a Miami doctor, won’t discuss Weiner scandal

July 24, 2013
Former U.S. congressman from New York and current Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor Anthony Weiner stops to speak to the media outside his New York City apartment July 24, 2013. Weiner on Tuesday vowed to stay in the race despite admitting sending sexually explicit messages and photos to women even after the online sex chat scandal that cost him his congressional seat. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS HEADSHOT)
The fake “Carlos Danger,” aka Anthony Weiner. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Paging Dr. Danger? . . . Dr. Carlos Danger?

Yes, he really exists. But unlike the perennially shamed NYC politician caught borrowing the “sexy” name as his naughty-chat avatar, the Miami psychiatrist known as Carlos R. Danger isn’t holding any news conferences. Or returning calls, it seems, despite a flood of inquiries from reporters. (What were we all going to ask him? “Hey, mind taking the heat off of Anthony Weiner by claiming those texts as your own?” “Have you always known that your name is preposterous?”)

His harried but gracious receptionist confirmed that “Danger” has the traditional pronunciation you’d expect, as opposed to, say, rhyming with “hanger.”

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