Eccentric actor Randy Quaid has been denied permanent residency status in Canada, according to Radar Online on Jan. 26. The couple has been living in that country since October 2010 when they jumped bail in Santa Barbara County, Calif. in connection with vandalizing a home they once owned.
Quaid’s wife Evi was granted citizenship because her father was born in Canada. She was Quaid’s sponsor for permanent residency status.
Randy Quaid was also denied reinstatement of a former claim in which he alleged he and his wife Evi were the targets of a gang killing Hollywood stars like David Carradine. He had originally withdrawn the claim once Evi became a Canadian citizen, but sought to reinstate it again.
“Organized crime and its victims are serious issues and cannot be tossed off until the claim is heard,” the couple stated in an application for judicial review to the Canadian Federal Court obtained by CBC News.
“The refugee claims should remain intact as should Evi and Randy Quaid’s heads remain attached to their necks and it is their firm belief that their lives are at stake and being racketeered on,” the bizarre statement said. “The Quaids claim is not Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. Evi and Randy Quaids’ lives are in danger here! Evi and Randy Quaid have been subjected to an injustice.”
The Quaids are officially still on the run in the U.S. with $500,000 bench warrants in effect for both Randy and Evi in Santa Barbara County on the vandalism case. They reportedly were squatters in a home they once lived in, trashed it when they were ordered out and there is a restraining order against them by the current owners.
Randy Quaid is the older brother of popular actor Dennis Quaid.