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Evi Quaid, wife of Randy Quaid, misses court again; warrant issued

December 17, 2010 |  7:20 pm

Evi Quaid and Randy Quaid Evi Quaid, the wife of actor Randy Quaid, is even more wanted now that she failed to show up for a Thursday court date and earned a $100,000 warrant for her arrest, according to a deputy D.A. in Santa Barbara.

Evi Quaid is on probation in Santa Barbara after pleading no contest in April to a misdemeanor charge of defrauding an innkeeper. The hearing didn't go entirely to waste, however. Her attorney, Robert Sanger, took the opportunity to withdraw from the case.

The couple have already forfeited $1 million in bail related to a felony vandalism case in which they allegedly squatted in and damaged the guest house of a home they once owned. They haven't shown up for any of the vandalism-case court dates, having scooted off to Canada in their Prius in October, seeking asylum and claiming they were being targeted by dangerous "Hollywood star-whackers" responsible for the deaths of actors such as Heath Ledger, David Carradine and Natasha Richardson.

There's been speculation that the Quaids may be suffering from folie a deux syndrome, also known as shared psychosis, in which one partner shares the other's delusion.

The next Santa Barbara court date for Randy Quaid is set for Wednesday -- any ideas what the headline might be on that story? Do share, in comments.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, outside their lawyer's office in Vancouver, B.C., on Oct. 27, 2010. Credit: Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press / Associated Press

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