Bizarre TV interview with 'Grim Reaper' goes viral
A Florida man is protesting beaches being re-opened in the US during the coronavirus pandemic by dressing up as the Grim Reaper.
A man is protesting beaches being re-opened in Florida during the coronavirus pandemic by dressing up as the 'Grim Reaper'. The eye-catching costume got even more attention after a recent interview with a local TV station.
Florida lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder wore a long black robe, black mask and hood, holding a scythe, as he stalked beaches near his area in Walton County, protesting their re-opening ahead of the initial May 4 schedule, as the USA continues to struggle to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control.
Mr Uhlfelder was interviewed on ABC13 by reporter Faith Graham about his protest, making for a bizarre scene.
"I'm here today to try to make a point that I think it's premature to open our beaches," he said after being handed the microphone by the reporter.
"I'm a huge proponent of public beaches and I've been fighting for that for years.
"But I think the danger of bringing all the people here to our area and spreading the virus, I think it's going to prolong the recovery.
"We should take better measures.
"It's too soon and it's not appropriate."
Mr Uhlfelder then awkwardly remained in the frame behind the journalist as she wrapped up her report.
The public are now able to access Florida's beaches, and restaurants and retailers are permitted to open at 25 percent capacity. This, while Florida has had 34,728 positive COVID-19 cases in the state and 1314 deaths from the virus.https://twitter.com/FaithGrahamTV/status/1256392275430694913
Mr Uhlfelder proudly posted photos and videos online of his exploits at the Florida beaches during his protest.https://twitter.com/DWUhlfelderLaw/status/1256293755247824896https://twitter.com/DWUhlfelderLaw/status/1256412020909510657https://twitter.com/DWUhlfelderLaw/status/1256308404739440640