They called him "Pervert Dave."

Not as in, "Dave's a pervert." He was just "Pervert Dave." That's a big distinction.

His real name was David W. Cummings, a Rochester native and Air Force veteran, and he died this week in Florida at age 65 leaving behind adoring friends and relatives and, for now, a mystery as to the origin of his unusual nickname.

Within hours of the publication of a death notice Wednesday in the Tampa Bay Times that referred to him as "Pervert Dave," photos of the former biker and animal lover went viral online in posts that asked the obvious: How does one come by such a moniker?

 

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