(New York Post) The happy days in the California sun are over for this actor.
Scott Baio, famously known for playing Chachi on “Happy Days,” announced that he would be leaving The Golden State Wednesday due to the state’s out-of-control homeless crisis.
“After 45 years, I’m making my way to finally ‘exit stage right’ from California,” the sitcom actor said, adding staggering statistics about homelessness in his tweet.
“‘The most recent survey conducted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority found approximately 69,000 people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County and 41,000 in the city in 2022,’” Baio shared in the tweet, citing from KTLA 5.
The “Charles in Charge” actor blames the state’s soft-on crime initiatives for the rampant homelessness issues, tweeting it “brings down property value” and, after decades of living in California, “it’s just not a safe place anymore.”
The retired actor, who was clapping back at haters on Twitter after making his announcement, said his fellow Californians would not “miss his ‘right wing’ views.”
A Twitter user that tweeted at Baio that he would not be missed in The Golden State, the “Joanie Loves Chachi” actor, fired back with a witty response.
Scott Baio, who has lived in California for 45 years he says, said there seem to be “no consequences for crime that is rampant” in the state.Getty Images
Many homeless people living in tents on the sidewalk are seen on the junction of Las Palmas Ave and Selma in Hollywood, Los Angeles.Julie Edwards / Avalon
“Maybe not, but they’ll certainly miss the high taxes I pay,” Baio responded.
Baio, who purchased his Woodland Hills home for $1.85 million in 2010, listed the home last month for $3.85 million, according to Realtor.com.
The 6,300-square-foot property includes five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and a home theater.
“Happy Days” actor Scott Baio (left) said the Golden State is “not a safe place anymore,” in a tweet where he also added a statistics post about homelessness.Disney General Entertainment Con
Baio has added his name to the long list of celebrities fleeing California.
High-profile stars like Joe Rogan, Mark Wahlberg and Matthew McConaughey landed in states like Texas and Nevada in the past years after leaving Los Angeles.
Around 500,000 citizens of California have left the state between April 2020 and July 2022.