Bronze Fonz Cleaned After Vandalism

CREATED Apr 26, 2011

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  • Photo: Dan O'Donnell

MILWAUKEE - In an act that might make bring the "Happy Days" character "The Fonz" jump more than just a shark, someone has vandalized the statue of one of Milwaukee's most beloved fictional characters.

The "Bronze Fonz" had a large black-and-white sticker stuck on its back.  It was discovered Thursday morning, but removed shortly thereafter.

The Harley-riding and slick-haired "Fonz," played by Henry Winkler on the 1970's sitcom "Happy Days," proved to be one of the most lasting characters in television from that era.

The show was set in 1950's and 1960's Milwaukee.

Visit Milwaukee helped to put up the statue commemorating the character in 2008.

So far, there is no word on who placed the sticker there.