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Randy Quaid Arrested Trying To Cross Border Into The U.S. From Canada

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Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were taken into custody in rural Vermont on Friday night after attempting to cross the border from Canada into the United States, police said. According to a press release issued by the Vermont State Police, U.S. Customs referred to the Quaids as "fugitives from justice"—the couple is wanted in Santa Barbara on charges of felony vandalism. In 2010 Quaid and his wife, Evi, were caught squatting in a guesthouse of their former home and caused $5,000 worth of damage, according to the Associated Press.Since then, E! Online reports the Quaids had skipped several court appearances and fled to Canada, citing the fear that if they stayed in California, they would be killed by the "Hollywood Star Whackers," a quasi-Illuminati cabal they believe are responsible for the death of Heath Ledger and the downfall of Lindsay Lohan. If you really want to get lost in a bizarro Randy Quaid k-hole, watch this video of him speaking to the press about the Star Whackers and go from there (make sure to read the comments!).

Evi Quaid was granted Canadian citizenship—but Randy's bid to gain permanent residency has been repeatedly denied, and his legal issues have continued to snowball. On Wednesday, Reuters reported that Quaid said he was arrested by a Canada Border Services Agency officer earlier this week during a routine check-in; Quaid said he has been checking in with the agency every two weeks since May as part of the conditions that were set after his application for permanent residency was rejected (the CBSA did not confirm or deny this arrest).

Quaid, known as a whacky character actor from films like Independence Day and National Lampoon's Vacation, also starred in his own sex tape with Evi, if you're in the mood for that kinda thing.