It seems the black sheep of the Quaid family is at it again. He has been detained for the second time up in Montreal, and is facing a deportation hearing tomorrow along with his wife, Evi. The biggest problem for Quaid is all of the warrants waiting for him south of the border.
TMZ broke the story once again that Quaid is in trouble with the law, and once again, his wife, Evi, is making things worse by tweeting her criticism for the country that has been harboring the couple for over three years.
"i love that Canada needs to learn how to wake up and criticize its crappy government... ps we got arrested by an actual tall midget."Santa Barbara police have said that they have several warrants for Quaid's arrest, and they plan to pick him up as soon as he is brought over the border. The couple left the United States in 2013, living in Montreal ever since, trying to avoid legal trouble. Quaid, whose appearance is a long way away from his clean cut Last Picture Show look (think Santa meets the Hell's Angels) has managed to find trouble with the law in Montreal, according to Entertainment Tonight. Canada has just released a statement that says that Quaid is being held under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. His detention hearing will be tomorrow. Quaid was currently out on ten thousand dollars bond from a May arrest.
Quaid's wife, Evi, has a Canadian father, which has allowed them to avoid the standard monthly check-ins that are generally required.The CBC is reporting that Border Service Agents arrested Quaid this afternoon during a scheduled check-in, based on his bail situation.
"The reasons for Quaid's arrest were not immediately clear. His lawyer, Mark Gruszczynski, refused to comment, and CBSA officials were not available. Evi Quaid said the arrest was a surprise, and CBSA officials did not clearly explain to her why her partner was being detained. She said Quaid is being held at a detention centre in Laval."The Quaids sought sanctuary in Canada and wanted refugee status beginning in 2010 as they were being "persecuted in the United States," and were targets of "Hollywood star-whackers" who were trying to kill actors. Quaid withdrew the refugee application, and applied to be a permanent resident. This was also denied, as he is wanted on criminal warrants in the States. He is currently being held under a removal order from Canada. Gawker refers to Quaid as eccentric, and is revealing the unconventional path he has taken to avoid the law.
"We feel our lives are in danger," Evi Quaid said at the time. "Randy has known eight close friends murdered in odd, strange manners... We feel that we're next."
Since it has been a long time since Quaid made a living through acting, it seems odd that he would be at the top of anyone's celebrity hit list, and it is alleged that the paranoia is likely drug and or alcohol induced. Gawker questions the rationale of Quaid thinking that he is still on top in the entertainment industry.
Do you think Canada will deport Randy Quaid and his wife back to the United States to answer to several criminal warrants? Do you think if he wasn't a well-known actor he would have been deported long ago?
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