Remember ‘Pervert Dave’? Turns out he killed a couple of people

By 04.22.14
Pervert Dave

via Tampa Bay Times


Pervert Dave, we hardly knew you when you passed away suddenly last week.

Now it feels like we know a little too much about you, thanks to this posthumous profile in your hometown paper.

First, Pervert Dave had no idea how he obtained his nickname. Secondly, he killed a couple people.

The man behind the nickname lived a colorful, if dark and sometimes tragic life. Trained as an aircraft mechanic in the Air Force, he claimed to have been aboard three planes that were shot down in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1970 for a character disorder, the details of which are not known. He suffered from post-traumatic stress.

Over a 13-month period in the late 1980s, Mr. Cummings killed two people. One was a guy known as Wheelchair Skip, an amputee roommate in Inglis he shot six times during an argument over money. He was also charged with driving under the influence manslaughter when a woman who was riding with him died after Mr. Cummings slammed into a tree.

Poor Wheelchair Skip! I wish I knew. I would have made him a video.

Vietnam veteran David W. ‘Pervert Dave’ Cummings led colorful, tragic life [Tampa Bay Times]

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