Grim Reaper Tours Florida Visiting Prematurely Opened Beaches

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Grim Reaper Tours Florida Visiting Prematurely Opened Beaches

It comes after the state relaxed its stay-at-home order, triggering sunbathers to take to the sands.

A Florida lawyer has taken matters surronding beach lockdowns into his cold, bony hands.

Starting May 1, Daniel Uhlfelder has publicly stated that he would travel to different beaches dressed up as the Grim Reaper.

"Many of you have asked if I am willing to travel around Florida wearing Grim Reaper attire to the beaches and other areas of the state opening up prematurely," Uhlfelder said in a tweet. "The answer is absolutely yes. Beginning May 1, we will hit the road here in the state. Please retweet and spread the word."

"I'm just trying to take all the steps to ensure our safety and trying to get creative about it," Daniel Uhlfelder said in an interview with NBC .

His plight has gotten national attention. Uhlfelder has spent the past several weeks advocating to close Florida beaches. Last month he even sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as he seeked an injunction to get the beaches closed. DeSantis mandated a 30-day stay-at-home order but gave a green light to reopen beaches on the same day the state reported its highest number of new coronavirus cases.

Uhlfelders plans are obviously inspired by New Zealand’s Swim Reaper. This dark campaign was launched in December 2016 using humor to make young males aware of the danger they’re in. Men between 15 to 34 years old used to make up a third of all preventable drownings; now the numbers are lower, closer to a quarter.

Uhlfelder plans to use this campaign to ensure people know the importance of staying home while supporting Democrats running for federal office including Matt Gaetz opponent Democrat Phil Ehr and Democrat Christy Smith running in a special election May 12.

So far the campaign has so far been quite successful.

Covid Grim Reaper
Covid Grim Reaper

While beaches are meant to be open for exercise only, some Floridians are concerned since "folks here can’t follow directions as it is".

Some people don't care and are offering beach rentals available now.

What does Uhlfelder have to say about that? The costume is on it's way.

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