Hollywood actor Randy Quaid, older brother of Dennis Quaid, was arrested in Montreal for the second time this year after a regular check-in with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in downtown Montreal on Oct. 6. His wife Evi Quaid, who was granted a Canadian citizenship in 2012, said that the arrest was unexpected and the reason for her husband's detention remains unclear. Evi revealed that her husband was held at a detention center in Laval.
RANDY QUAID ILLEGALLY ARRESTED TODAY
— Evi Quaid (@EviQuaid) October 7, 2015
Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) official, Robert Gervais, confirmed that Quaid will undergo a routine detention review hearing on Oct. 8 but no further details were given. Quaid's lawyer, Mark Gruszczynski, refused to give a comment regarding Quaid's circumstance or any information surrounding the arrest.
Quaid's first arrest happened in April 2015 in response to an arrest warrant filed in 2013 after the actor failed to show up for an IRB appointment. He was released on a $10,000 bail posted by his father-in-law and was given several conditions to fulfill, including checking-in with CBSA every two weeks.
Quaid said that his disappearance was borne out of fear of being separated from his wife after he was denied a permanent residency status in 2012. After apologizing for his disappearance in a board hearing, Quaid announced that he was prepared to go back to the U.S. to face an outstanding legal case filed against the couple but would eventually return to Canada after settling the affair.
Randy and Evi Quaid first fled to Canada in 2010 and filed for refugee status under claims of persecution and threats on their lives. The couple claimed that they were being hunted down by a shadowy organization called "Hollywood Star Whackers," the same group that was, according to them, responsible for the death of Heath Ledger and David Carradine, among other actors whom Randy co-starred with in films.
Randy Quaid is an Academy award nominated actor for his performance in The Last Detail (1974) and also received several nominations from British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), The Primetime Emmy's, and Golden Globes, among others.