Randy Quaid and Wife Released from Custody in Canada
Randy Quaid's bizarre story may be over . . . for now.
The actor and his wife Evi have been released from a Canadian detention facility after she was declared a Canadian citizen.
The Quaids were arrested last Thursday in a shopping area of a posh Vancouver, British Columbia, neighborhood and were jailed on outstanding U.S. warrants related to vandalism charges. The Quaids are wanted in Santa Barbara, California, where they missed a court hearing Monday on felony vandalism charges.
The Canada Border Services Agency confirmed in a statement Tuesday that Evi Quaid is a citizen of Canada.
The pair had appeared at an immigration hearing in which they requested refugee status based on their belief that they were being persecuted by "Hollywood star whackers," as they put it, and that their lives were in danger.
"I just want a place that I can work and enjoy my life and not feel that someone is always following me around and trying to steal from me," Randy told CTV News upon his release.
"Everyone has the same sense of humor as me," said Evi. "[Canada is] big and beautiful, just like my husband."