October 24, 2010
Actor Randy Quaid told Canada’s immigration board Friday that he and his wife are seeking asylum from “the murderers of Hollywood” and will therefore apply for refugee status in Canada, after they were arrested on U.S. warrants related to vandalism charges. The pair were arrested on Thursday in a shopping area of an affluent Vancouver neighborhood and were jailed on outstanding U.S. warrants. The Quaids are wanted in Santa Barbara, where they missed a court hearing Monday on felony vandalism charges. The Quaids were ordered released from custody Friday, but must each post $9,750 bail and fulfill their promise to appear for their next hearing Thursday. Santa Barbara County Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter said Friday that Mr. Quaid and his wife Evi’s bail increased to $500,000 apiece. Their attorney, Robert Sanger, said he hoped the situation could be resolved but declined comment citing the pending case. The couple told the immigration adjudicator they are being persecuted in the United States. Evi Quaid begged a Canadian immigration adjudicator not to force them to return, saying on Friday that friends, such as actors David Carradine and Heath Ledger, have been “murdered” under mysterious circumstances and she worried something would happen to her husband next. “We feel our lives are in danger,” she said. “Randy has known eight close friends murdered in odd, strange manners … We feel that we’re next.” via post-gazette.com
Randy Quaid fits in perfectly with Charlie Sheen and the rest of Hollywood.