Randy and Evi Quaid: Arrested, Seeking Refugee Status in Canada

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Actor Randy Quaid and his insane wife Evi are definitely living in their own world, but it's an entertaining one for us to catch a glimpse of from time to time.

Wanted by authorities in California, the fugitives were arrested Friday in Vancouver. They want to stay in Canada as refugees. Truth is stranger than fiction.

Randy and Evi Quaid say they are being persecuted south of the border.

Evi Quaid Mugshot
Randy Quaid Mugshot

REFUGEES: That's what the Quaids aspire to be now.

Evi Quaid pleaded for a Canadian immigration adjudicator not to return them to the U.S. She said her husband's friends, such as David Carradine and Heath Ledger, have died under suspicious circumstances and worries Randy will be next.

We are not making this up.

"We feel our lives are in danger," she said, complaining of high blood pressure and adding that Randy Quaid's mother is in hospital due to stress over all this.

Monday, California officials issued arrest warrants for Randy, 60, and Evi, 47, after they failed to appear in court for allegedly squatting in a home illegally.

The Quaids previous owned the house in Montecito, Calif. Both face felony vandalism charges for breaking into and living in the property's guest house.

Local authorities said the couple caused more than $5,000 in damage, including smashing a $7,000 mirror. Then they failed to show in court, of course.

This nonsense followed an unrelated, but similarly absurd case last year in which the Quaids stayed in a California B&B and skipped out without paying (then were no-shows in court and had to be hunted down by authorities as well).

Celebrity bounty hunter Duane Chapman (Dog the Bounty Hunter) issued a public challenge to the couple Thursday, urging them to turn themselves in.

Otherwise, he's comin' after them himself!

"At least do it for your wife and for how you were raised. If not, well, the Chapman family is coming after you," the bounty hunter said on Lopez Tonight.

How much would you pay to see that on TV?!

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