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These are anything but Happy Days for ‘The Fonz’ after being stung for a novelty ride through London.

TV star Henry Winkler, who played Arthur Fonzarelli in the hit U.S. sitcom, tweeted to his 1.1 million followers about the incident after receiving a huge bill for a rickshaw ride.

The 78-year-old fumed: “DO NOT take one of these bicycle taxis without absolutely negotiating the price first.  This person in London rode us around in circles then finally to our destination 7 blocks away…for $170 US!  My fault, I paid, but passenger beware!”

Winkler posted a picture taken from the back of the cab and said he “lost my mind” when presented with the bill. According to, Winkler is in the UK to promote his autobiography, Being Henry.

Rogue rickshaw drivers in London face being licensed after complaints about outrageous fares. One man was allegedly charged $950 for a 10-minute trip.