Paul Hogan has been holed-up in his $4.5million Los Angeles mansion since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Crocodile Dundee star, 81, lives in the beachside suburb of Venice, where crime and homelessness has spiked in recent months.
On Sunday, the reclusive actor was pictured sending a stern warning to the less fortunate by pinning a note to his front door that said, ‘THIS IS MY HOUSE NOT YOURS.’
Over it: Paul Hogan was spotted outside his Los Angeles mansion on Sunday. He was leaving a note on his door aimed at the homeless population in Venice
Hogan was spotted putting the note on his door before making his way back inside the lavish property.
He was dressed casually in a pair of blue denim jeans, a forest green sweater and a pair of New Balance sneakers.
Later that day, he left the residence to pick up his musician son Chance, 22, who also lives with him.
Hogan and Chance have been stuck inside the ‘fortress-like’ mansion for months amid the recent wave of crime and homelessness in the area.
‘This is my house not yours’: Hogan was spotted putting the note on his door before making his way back inside the lavish property
Hard to miss: The note was stuck next to Hogan’s garage door. It was written in red marker
‘Where Paul lives in hell on earth,’ Hogan’s neighbour Tyler Proctor, a local politician, recently told Woman’s Day magazine.
‘His house is like a fortress and it needs to be. I can see why [he] wants to move out,’ Mr Proctor added.
Hogan moved to the United States permanently in 2005, after growing up in Granville in Sydney’s western suburbs.
Safety first: The Crocodile Dundee star made sure to wear a protective face mask
Taking aim: The note was aimed at the homeless vagrants that have taken over Venice
The Flipper star has wanted to return to Australia to escape Los Angeles, but has said that he couldn’t possibly survive a two-week hotel quarantine.
‘I can’t wait for this stupid disease to go away so I can get out,’ Paul revealed in the News Corp podcast Evenin’ Viewers.
‘I’m like a kangaroo in a Russian zoo – I don’t belong here.’
Man on a mission: Paul later left the premises to go pick up his son Chance
However, he failed to win any sympathy from viewers last week when he told Sunrise hosts David ‘Kochie’ Koch and Natalie Barr he couldn’t handle hotel quarantine.
Viewers flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts on Hogan’s ‘entitled’ attitude, with one writing: ‘Quarantine like everyone else… or stay in America.’
Another tweeted: ‘Wants to come back but won’t do hotel quarantine. He’s not that desperate then if he won’t follow the rules.’
Casual: He was dressed casually in a pair of blue denim jeans and a leather jacket
‘Where Paul lives in hell on earth,’ Hogan’s neighbour Tyler Proctor, a local politician, recently told Woman’s Day magazine
Over Sunrise’s Facebook page, many fans shared the same sentiments.
One furious Aussie commented: ‘Quarantine like every other human being. You’re not special.’
‘He can’t be that desperate if he won’t quarantine for two weeks,’ another wrote, while a third added: ‘He said it! Bored and sick of being locked down! That’s the only reason he wants to come to Australia.’
Vroom vroom! Paul had a stern expression as he drove down the street
Shady: Hogan kept a low profile by hiding behind a pair of dark sunglasses
Several viewers pointed out that Hogan had chosen LA as his home many years ago, and only wanted to return to Australia because of Covid-19.
‘He is home, he lives there, so what is he homesick about?’ one critic asked.
Another pointed out: ‘He said it! Bored and sick of being locked down! That’s the only reason he wants to come to Australia.
‘If Covid wasn’t there you would not want to come here. Stay where you are. That’s your home that you made.’
Chip off the old block! Hogan’s son Chance was also spotted outside the L.A. mansion
Casual: Despite his father’s wealth, Chance was dressed down in sweatpants and a jumper
Pals: The 22-year-old was joined by a friend, who had his hair styled in dreadlocks
However, some fans sided with the ‘elderly’ actor.
‘Lot of mean people here. He is an elderly 81 year old fella obviously homesick. A bit of compassion wouldn’t hurt,’ one supporter wrote on Facebook.
‘Why can’t he come home? Every other person is flying in here! Get on a plane, Hoges,’ another added.
Terrifying situation: It comes as residents of Venice say soaring crime rates and the exploding homeless population have made life in the elite beachside community unbearable
In his interview with Sunrise, Hogan spoke for the first time about his miserable life in crime-ravaged Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic.
He revealed he was ‘desperate’ to return to Australia and leave his life in America behind.
‘I am desperately homesick,’ he told said during a video chat from his $4.5million LA mansion.
Homesick: Hogan failed to win any sympathy from viewers last week when he told Sunrise hosts David ‘Kochie’ Koch and Natalie Barr he couldn’t handle hotel quarantine
Hogan lives in the once-elite beachside suburb of Venice, where a vast increase in homelessness has seen hundreds of tents line the beach’s famous boardwalk and resulted in a sharp increase in crime.
‘You’re living in the country, alongside New Zealand, that’s the light of the world,’ Hogan told the presenters.
‘And I’m living in LA County, which is 10 million people and half of them have got Covid. So am I homesick? You bet your life,’ he complained.
Tent city: The world-famous beach community, 16 miles from downtown Los Angeles, has traditionally been a major tourism drawcard for the Californian city. However, now the palm trees and promenade are blighted by hundreds of tents