Randy Quaid Arrested While Crossing US Border

The actor was kicked out of Canada but is wanted on felony charges in the US
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2015 10:51 AM CDT
Actor Randy Quaid stands in the Vermont State Police barracks on Friday after being taken into custody while trying to cross from Canada into the United States.   (Vermont State Police via AP)

(Newser) – Actor Randy Quaid was arrested—along with his wife Evi—Friday night while trying to cross the Canadian border into Vermont, the CBC reports. According to the AP, the Quaids were detained by US Customs and Border Protection agents because they're still wanted on felony charges from 2010 in California. The couple had been hiding up north since then, but the Canadian government recently gave them until next Wednesday to get out of the country. This isn't Randy's first arrest this week. He was detained last Tuesday by Canadian officials, who thought he might try to flee rather than leave Canada, the CBC reports.

The Quaids first fled to Canada in 2010 after being accused of vandalizing and squatting in the guesthouse of a home they once owned in California, the AP reports. They also claimed they were being targeted by the "Hollywood star-whackers," who they say killed their friends David Carradine and Heath Ledger. According to the CBC, Randy was denied permanent resident status in Canada in 2013 because of the California charges. Following his detention last Tuesday, he told the AP he was finally ready to return to the US to settle the vandalism charges and move on with his life. While he was unavailable for comment following his arrest in Vermont, we imagine Randy's long-awaited return to America went a little something like this.

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