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Randy Quaid Detained by Canadian Border Agents During Routine Appointment

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Actor Randy Quaid arrives at the premiere of 'The Diving Bell And The Butterfly' at the Ziegfeld Theater on November 14, 2007 in New York City. (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 08 Oct 2015 08:11 AM

American actor Randy Quaid, the older brother of Dennis Quaid, said Wednesday he was detained by Canadian border authorities during a regular appointment on Tuesday.

According to The Associated Press, Quaid, 65, and his Canadian wife fled the U.S. in 2010, saying he was being hunted by "Hollywood star-whackers" who had killed his friends David Carradine and Heath Ledger.

That same year, the Quaids were charged with trespassing and causing more than $5,000 in damage to guesthouse of a California home that formerly belonged to them. They were arrested at the home, and traveled to Canada two days before being charged.

Santa Barbara Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter said Quaid and his wife, Evi, face felony charges for failing to appear at a November 2010 court hearing, and that there is an extradition order related to the felony vandalism case.

Quaid maintains that the building is their home, and that they retain ownership of it after a failed attempt to sell it.

"It's a property dispute. This should not be a criminal dispute at all," Quaid told Reuters. "If a judge says we have to leave, we will leave . . . I can't be deported — that will screw up my ability to make films in other countries."

Among Quaid's notable acting credits are "National Lampoon's Vacation" and "Independence Day."

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