Randy Quaid (65) and his wife, Evi Quaid, were stopped while trying to cross the Highgate Springs port of entry at the border in Vermont.
State troopers took them into custody at 8pm Friday night as they attempted to regain entry into the United States after an extended stay in Canada. US Customs and Border Protection agents detained them until they were separated. Randy Quaid was sent to the North West State Correctional Center and Evi was sent to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. Their bail has been set at $500,000 each.
The Independence Day actor claimed that he and his wife were being sought by “Hollywood star-whackers” who had, according to him, killed David Carradine and Heath Ledger.
In 2010 the couple faced felony vandalism charges. The pair had been discovered squatting in one of their previous residences. From there it was all downhill. They missed a handful of court appearances and fled to Canada. After their legal mishaps, they became wanted fugitives in Santa Barbara, California.
Both of them tried to gain citizenship in Canada but only Evi was granted it. Randy was denied permanent residency in 2012. In May of this past year, they were both arrested in Montreal, Quebec after the warrant for their arrest became known nationwide and the couple had stopped checking in with border authorities.
Despite his theories and fear, he told The Associated Press in an interview on Wednesday that he wants to finally come to a legal conclusion and “move on with (his) life”.