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Randy Quaid and wife no-shows again in Santa Barbara court

Quaids To nobody's evident surprise, actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi did not show up in a Santa Barbara court for a scheduled hearing Tuesday morning.

The Quaids, who have missed a string of hearings on felony vandalism and other charges, are accused of squatting in and trashing a Montecito home they used to own. They have fled to Canada to escape a malicious group they have called "Hollywood star-whackers" and an immigration hearing for Randy has been set for Nov. 23.

In Santa Barbara, Superior Court Judge Donna Geck has issued arrest warrants for the couple. Anthony Davis, a prosecutor on the case, said Tuesday that his office has not yet decided whether to seek the Quaids' extradition.

The Quaids have forefeited a total of $1 million in bail.

Robert M. Sanger, their Santa Barbara attorney, said after Tuesday's brief hearing that he was "hoping they can come in and take care of business."

Sanger told the judge he was no longer representing Evi Quaid on an accusation that she violated her probation on an earlier charge of defrauding a posh Santa Barbara hotel. He also noted the possibility of "conflict" in continuing to represent both Evi and Randy in the vandalism case.


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-- Steve Chawkins in Santa Barbara

Photo: Randy and Evi Quaid last month. Credit: Jonathan Hayward / Associated Press.

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Sounds like the makings of a reality show.

This is 100% documented proof that these people have more money than brains. Someone should tell the Quaids that their 15 minutes of fame ended a long time ago.

Ironic that this story is put right under the one about the Medal of Honor recipient at the White House today. Stories of two men, one with integrity, honor, and pride for standing like a man and risking his life.

The other lacking in even the slightest common sense to help himself and yet is such a narcissist that he has to flee like a coward in order to avoid standing up like a man and defending himself to mere accusations.

I am sure the Quaids won't read this, but if by chance they do, stop being a disgrace to the men who guarantee your freedom.

Hmmm....This is staring to smell like a conjured up movie to me.....

Could this all possibly be a scheme to produce a movie about their own adventures....just maybe...:)

SicknTired: You ever hear of the term "non-sequiter"? You should look it up. It definitely applies to your bizarre and nonsensical connection between the medal of honor winner and the Quaids. These two stories have nothing in common and trying to draw parallels between the two is pointless at best and stupid at worst. The fact that you read the one article after the other is just about the ONLY common context these two stories have. You sir, are not the world's most critical thinker.

Once again, LA Times is censoring harmless comments, completely devoid of profanity, threats, insults or aggression of any kind. I merely pointed out to sicknTired that his connection between this story and that of the medal of honor winner are completely non-sequiter and make no sense whatsoever. Apparently that's just the kind of horrible thing the LA Times needs to keep its readers virgin eyes protected from. Meanwhile, people call each other idiots, morons, racial epithets and all the ugliest bottom of the barrel conversations take place on here completely unmoderated. Once, again, nice job LA Times Webmasters. You incompetence remains mind-boggling.


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