‘Happy Days’ star Scott Baio announces he’s leaving California due to homelessness crisis, crime

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“Happy Days” actor Scott Baio announced his move out of California on Wednesday. citing the state's homelessness crisis as one of the reasons.

Baio, a longtime Los Angeles resident who played Chachi on the hit 1970s sitcom, said the Golden State “isn't a safe place anymore” and pointed to soft-crime policies.

“After 45 Years, I'm Finally Making My Way ‘Exit Stage Right' from California,” The retired actor said in his tweet adding to the statistics of homelessness.

,[Homelessness] Brings down property value. There are no consequences even for rampant crime, things cost more and it is no longer a safe place. #ImFree,” Bao wrote.

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FILE_ Scott Baio attends a news conference in Woodland Hills, California in 2018.

Bao said that his fellow Californians “will miss his ‘right-wing' views.”

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When a Twitter user alleged that Bao would not be remembered, the “Charles in Charge” actor shot back: “Probably not, they will definitely remember the higher taxes I !”

Bao said that he “has always been a conservative voter.”

According to Realtor.com, Baio listed his Woodland Hills home in April for $3.85 million. Their 6,300-square-foot estate includes five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and a home .

Bao isn't the first celebrity to leave California. Matthew McConaughey, Joe Rogan, Mark Wahlberg and others Citing similar concerns, many have packed their bags.

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Scott Baio and Henry Winkler star in 'Happy Days';

The “Grandma Nussbaum” episode of Happy Days, which aired January 19, 1982.

Between April 2020 and July 2022, about 500,000 people moved out of California.

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A Survey published in March found that half the US homeless population lives in California: approximately 115,500 people out of 233,800.

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People camp on the streets of San Francisco on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Homelessness and crime continue to be rampant in the city's Mission District.

According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the total homeless population in the state has increased by about 6% since 2020.