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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Randy Quaid Says Canada Saved His Life

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This Thanksgiving, it should come as no surprise that Randy and Evi Quaid are thankful for Canada. In fact, he says that were it not for our neighbor to the north, he and his wife would be dead. The two are claiming refugee status, and are currently undergoing an immigration hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia. They wish to remain in Canada in an effort to dodge the “Hollywood star wackers” that they believe are out to kill them. Allegedly many of their friends have died under shady conditions in the recent months, and the pair fear that they are next.

If the character actor can convince the Immigration and Refugee Board that his far fetched claims are true, he and his wife will enter the history books as the first Americans to gain refugee status in Canada. “I feel good. If it wasn’t for Canada’s refugee laws my wife and I would be dead,” he said before a hearing yesterday. But these pesky “Hollywood star wackers” aren’t the only things the Quaids are running from. They are also fugitives from a California court, where they face felony vandalism charges. Wow, and we thought the pilgrims had it rough! But in fleeing to a land where they will not be killed or persecuted, the Quaids have discovered the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Too bad their turkey dinner comes with a heaping helping of crazy.

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by (@missmuttoo)

Randy And Evi Quaid Finally Arrested

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Randy and Evi Quaid were jailed for a short while on Monday after showing up to court two weeks late for a criminal case. The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that they were let go after posting $100,000 bail each. The couple was told to return for a court hearing on Wednesday.

The Quaids  have been on the run for a while now after repeatedly failing to show up for their felony case hearings. It has been alleged that  they defrauded an inn – the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito – out of more than $10,000 using an invalid credit card, and they’ve also have been charged with burglary and conspiracy and have pleaded not guilty. The Quaids spent less than four hours in custody.

Their attorney, Robert Sanger, has said the money has been repaid and the Quaids hope to resolve the case without a trial. Sanger on Monday declined to comment on the case or say why the couple didn’t appear as scheduled earlier this month. The case has been ongoing since September.

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