Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi Quaid, were arrested on Friday night by Vermont State Police at the Canadian border.
The Quaids were attempting to leave Canada before Randy’s deportation from the country, PEOPLE reported. They were arrested as “fugitives from justice” on Friday night, having fled America in 2010 after felony vandalism charges were filed against the couple in Santa Barbara, California. (The Quaids also claimed they were being persecuted by a group known as the Hollywood Star Whackers, which they alleged may have killed Heath Ledger.)
“I probably will get arrested for all that. I’m perfectly willing to face all that stuff,” Quaid said in an interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday about the vandalism charges. “I would like to have the issues in Santa Barbara resolved so I can move on with my life.”
This week, Canadian officials detained Randy because they believed he would not comply with an Oct. 14 deportation order to leave the country. (Randy was denied Canadian citizenship in 2012; Evi, however, is a citizen.) As the Associated Press reported, Randy was previously arrested in May after he stopped checking in with border authorities.
Randy, best known for his roles in Independence Day and National Lampoon’s Vacation, has not appeared onscreen since the 2009 movie Balls Out. “I don’t know how you go about correcting perceptions. It’s like trying to put the genie out back in the bottle. For 40 years I was well respected,” he told the AP this week.
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