Hollywood actor Scott Baio has decided to leave California after more than four decades, citing safety concerns. The “Happy Days” and “Charles in Charge” star took to Twitter to express his frustration over rising crime rates and homelessness that he believes are making the state “not a safe place anymore.”
Baio, who has been a longtime resident of Los Angeles, added that “homelessness brings down property value. Also no consequences for crime that is rampant, making things higher in price and it’s just not a safe place anymore.”
The actor has listed his 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath mansion in Woodland Hills for sale at a price of $3.85 million, according to Realtor.com. Baio had purchased the property in 2010 for $1.85 million.
Baio is not the only celebrity to have decided to leave California. Others such as Mark Wahlberg, Katherine Heigl, and Brad Pitt have also relocated to other states citing concerns about safety and quality of life.
Despite receiving criticism for his “right wing” views, Baio seems resolute in his decision to leave California. As more celebrities opt to leave, the Golden State could potentially lose its standing as the entertainment capital of the world.