Oct 10, 2015
By Bob Sheppard
Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were taken into custody by Vermont State Police as they tried to enter the U-S from Canada Friday night.
The veteran actor had been ordered to leave Canada by next Wednesday, and when he appeared before the Immigration and Refugee Board in Montreal on Tuesday, he was detained because officials were afraid he might not leave Canada, as ordered. He was then released.
Quaid had applied for permanent residency in Canada, but was denied in December, 2012. He stopped checking in with immigration officials and was arrested earlier this year.
He was told this week he would be deported to the U-S where he’s wanted on felony vandalism charges after he and his wife were found squatting in the greenshous of a home they once owned in Santa Barbara, California.
He and his wife then fled to Canada, claiming they were victims of persecution. The couple lived in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
The 65-year-old Quaid appeared in such movies as “Brokeback Mountain, “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” and “The Last Detail” for which he won an Oscar nomination.