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Election Day Upset? Randy and Evi Quaid Miss California Court Appearance...Again

Randy and Evi Quaid (AP Photos)
Randy and Evi Quaid Are Released, Free to Roam About Canada
Randy and Evi Quaid (AP Photos)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (CBS/AP) Randy and Evi Quaid failed to appear in a California court Tuesday on felony vandalism charges, for the third time in two weeks.

Try not to look surprised.

However, the Quaids' attorney, Robert Sanger, was in the Santa Barbara courtroom on behalf of his clients, who have fled to Canada to seek asylum from people they describe as the "Hollywood star whackers."

In their latest legal misadventure, the actor and his wife face a felony vandalism charge after their September arrest for allegedly squatting in the guest house of a home they used to own.

Sanger told Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Donna Geck that he suspected forgery on the home's deed transferring ownership from the Quaids in the early 1990s - which would explain why the couple believed they could rightfully return to their home in Montecito.

"There may be a claim of right - as strange as that may seem - to the property in this case," Sanger said.

According to Sanger, Randy Quaid was unable to make it to court Tuesday because the actor is required to stay in Canada until he can appear for an immigration hearing there Nov. 8, while Evi Quaid says she failed to appear because she and her husband are "inseparable," reports Radar Online.

However, that information did not stop Judge Geck from issuing an arrest warrant for Evi Quaid who forfeited her $500,000 bail by not appearing in court.

The judge agreed to hold off on issuing a warrant for Randy Quaid's arrest until Nov. 16 so that he can attend a Canadian immigration proceeding next week.

The Quaids' not-so-excellent adventure continues...

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