Florida has always marched to the beat of a different drummer.
That’s a sweet, grandma-ly way of saying millions of Florida residents are nucking futs.
Just look at the state’s reaction to the coronavirus.
Few people have taken the threat of possible death seriously.
Well, no one except death himself.
Florida is one of several states loosen restrictions on social distancing despite recording its highest single-day death toll this past week and there have been sightings of a Grim Reaper hanging around Florida beaches for about a week.
Death was finally camera-ready to give a grave warning to people not practicing social distancing.
During a story on the reopening of Florida’s beaches, ABC News’ Panama City affiliate spoke with the Grim Reaper.
The Reaper – real name Daniel Uhlfelder – has been protesting the loosening of coronavirus restrictions before the danger of COVID-19 had fully passed.
“I’m here today to try to make the point that it’s premature that we open our beaches,” explained the Uhlfelder. “I’m a huge proponent of public beaches, and I’ve been fighting for that for year 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 have.”
When he’s not giving out grave warnings, Uhlfelder is a practicing lawyer.
So, does the costume count as a mask or does Daniel have on an N95 under the robe?