Randy Quaid and wife Evi Quaid took a plea deal yesterday, ending a strange legal odyssey that was completely unnecessary and yet highly entertaining.
A judge tossed charges against the odd actor, while his wife pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor in their Santa Barbara, Calif., hotel bill-skipping case.
Under terms of the plea deal, both escaped additional jail time – they were already thrown in jail for missing court dates on several different occasions.
Evi Quaid must perform 240 hours of community service within a year.
CRAZY QUAIDS FREED: Innkeepers, put up the No Vacancy signs!
Outside court, Randy Quaid said the case taught him “you pay your bills when you leave, and I suppose that’s something we can work on in the future.”
Paying bills of $10,000? Not something most of us would forget to do.
Randy feels that he was treated a bit more harshly because of his celebrity status, although deliberately thumbing your nose at the law doesn’t help.
The Quaids were accused of failing to pay a more than $10,000 hotel bill at an exclusive Santa Barbara resort and they had faced three felony counts.
Evi pleaded to the lesser misdemeanor of defrauding an innkeeper, maintaining that she thought they could pay the bills later by mail. Mmmkay.
We look forward to the couple’s next bizarre legal altercation.