The truly bizarre doings of Evi and Randy Quaid

Phil Boehmke
The sad saga of Randy and Evi Quaid took another bizarre turn late last week as they were arrested in Vancouver on an outstanding arrest warrant issued in California. The Quaids are wanted for dodging a court appearance in Santa Barbara related to felony vandalism committed on a property the celebrity couple previously owned. Canada.com reports:

Vancouver police said they received a call for assistance Thursday in the city's west side and while checking the identities of the pair-who turned out to be Quaid and his wife-authorities learned they were wanted on outstanding warrants.

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The pair, who arrived in Canada on Oct. 17, said they crossed the border unaware that they had been charged and had a court date in California.

They said they came to Vancouver to relax and to talk to an agent about jump-starting Quaid's acting career.

The Quaid's arrest in Canada on Thursday came only one day after a TV appearance by Duane (Dog the Bounty Hunter) Chapman in which he threatened to come after the pair unless they turned themselves in. Chapman sympathized with Quaid and his recent difficulties saying that "We need to do, like, an intervention, Dog style."


During the detention review hearing the Quaid's behavior continued to get more and more bizarre. The Globe and Mail reports that Evi Quaid complained of high blood pressure and said that she had been warned by a nurse in the jail that she may possibly have a stroke. Mrs. Quaid also tried to win sympathy by telling the court about her father who she claimed was a "Canadian FBI agent," only to be informed by Daphne Shaw-Dyck the presiding Immigration and Refugee Board member that Canada has no FBI.


Still, Ms. Shaw-Dyck ordered their release at the end of the detention review hearing, noting that they have largely tended to obey court orders.

She observed: "They have both made statements that lead me to conclude they are under a great deal of stress."

Upon leaving the hearing room Mrs. Quaid shouted to reporters that "Heath Ledger was murdered."

The Quaids are seeking "refugee status" in Canada because they claim that several of their friends including Ledger, David Carradine and Chris Penn have been murdered as part of a shadowy conspiracy and they fear that they may be next. According to Canada.com:


In a handwritten note, shown to the media by their Vancouver-based lawyer, Brian Tsuji, the couple said: "Yes we are requesting asylum from Hollywood ‘STAR WHACKERS.'"

Randy and Evi might not realize it, but their story has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster, script writers are just waiting for the final act.


October 24th 2010


paboehmke@yahoo.com

 
The sad saga of Randy and Evi Quaid took another bizarre turn late last week as they were arrested in Vancouver on an outstanding arrest warrant issued in California. The Quaids are wanted for dodging a court appearance in Santa Barbara related to felony vandalism committed on a property the celebrity couple previously owned. Canada.com reports:

Vancouver police said they received a call for assistance Thursday in the city's west side and while checking the identities of the pair-who turned out to be Quaid and his wife-authorities learned they were wanted on outstanding warrants.

[...]

The pair, who arrived in Canada on Oct. 17, said they crossed the border unaware that they had been charged and had a court date in California.

They said they came to Vancouver to relax and to talk to an agent about jump-starting Quaid's acting career.

The Quaid's arrest in Canada on Thursday came only one day after a TV appearance by Duane (Dog the Bounty Hunter) Chapman in which he threatened to come after the pair unless they turned themselves in. Chapman sympathized with Quaid and his recent difficulties saying that "We need to do, like, an intervention, Dog style."


During the detention review hearing the Quaid's behavior continued to get more and more bizarre. The Globe and Mail reports that Evi Quaid complained of high blood pressure and said that she had been warned by a nurse in the jail that she may possibly have a stroke. Mrs. Quaid also tried to win sympathy by telling the court about her father who she claimed was a "Canadian FBI agent," only to be informed by Daphne Shaw-Dyck the presiding Immigration and Refugee Board member that Canada has no FBI.


Still, Ms. Shaw-Dyck ordered their release at the end of the detention review hearing, noting that they have largely tended to obey court orders.

She observed: "They have both made statements that lead me to conclude they are under a great deal of stress."

Upon leaving the hearing room Mrs. Quaid shouted to reporters that "Heath Ledger was murdered."

The Quaids are seeking "refugee status" in Canada because they claim that several of their friends including Ledger, David Carradine and Chris Penn have been murdered as part of a shadowy conspiracy and they fear that they may be next. According to Canada.com:


In a handwritten note, shown to the media by their Vancouver-based lawyer, Brian Tsuji, the couple said: "Yes we are requesting asylum from Hollywood ‘STAR WHACKERS.'"

Randy and Evi might not realize it, but their story has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster, script writers are just waiting for the final act.


October 24th 2010


paboehmke@yahoo.com