Attorney Daniel Uhlfelder interviews with Studio 850 in a one-on-one in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
GRIM REAPER <3 OPENING FLORIDA BEACHES, JUST NOT DURING PANDEMIC
May 1, 2020, Destin, Florida
The Grim Reaper has a deep love for opening more public beach access in Florida - just not yet.
Walton County resident and Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder will launch his “Grim Reaper Beach Tour’ in Walton County to protest the decision by local and state politicians to re-open the beaches to tourists.
Uhlfelder will be dressed as the ‘Grim Reaper’ to patrol the public beaches and advise tourists and locals about the continuing COVID 19 risk they are exposing themselves and others to. "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. The answer is absolutely yes. Beginning May 1 we will hit the road here in state," tweeted Uhlfelder this week.
Uhlfelder, who has already sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to close the State’s beaches, is also leading efforts to revoke HB631 and make all Florida beaches public in the face of opposition from beach front homeowners including Mike Huckerbee, former Governor of Arkansas and Fox TV pundit.
“Nobody is a bigger advocate of public access to state beaches than me – I love our beaches - it’s one of the reasons I choose to live here. But we must act in a thoughtful and sensible manner. With COVID 19, we still have no reliable data on infection numbers, hardly any testing and a limited amount of health professionals and resources in Walton County to deal with this pandemic” warned Uhlfelder.
“In these circumstances, I can see no rational reason to open our beaches, effectively inviting tens of thousands of tourists back into our community” he continued.
“I fear the worst” said Uhlfelder. “If by dressing up as the ‘Grim Reaper’ and walking our beaches I can make people think and potentially help save a life – that is the right thing to do.”
Watch the live video interview of the Florida Grim Reaper Tour, May 1, 2020