Randy Quaid and Wife Evi Arrested at Vermont Border Ahead of Deportation: Reports

Randy Quaid and wife Evi
Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were arrested on Friday, Oct. 9, at the Vermont border trying to enter the U.S. from Canada  Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, were arrested on Friday, Oct. 9, as they tried to cross into the U.S. from Canada.

The pair were taken into custody at the Vermont border just a few days after Canadian officials said the Independence Day star was going to be deported, the Associated Press reports.

The Quaids fled to Canada in 2010 claiming they were being targeted in a plot to kill Hollywood stars. The older brother of Dennis Quaid had previously been arrested for allegedly skipping out on a hotel bill in Texas in 2009, and the couple are wanted in Santa Barbara, Calif., where they face felony vandalism charges after they were found squatting in a guesthouse of a home they formerly owned.

The actor, 65, whose previous request for permanent resident status in Canada was denied, was arrested in Montreal on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and ordered to be deported next Wednesday.

After their arrest on Friday night, a judge set bail at $500,000 each and, according to AFP, Quaid and his wife were transferred to correctional centers. They are expected to be arraigned on Monday, Oct. 12.

Quaid, who faces extradition to California, said in an interview with the AP that he is "willing to face all that stuff," so he can move on with his life.

"I don't know how you go about correcting perceptions," he added. "It's like trying to put the genie out back in the bottle. For 40 years I was well respected."

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