Quaid $10,000 Hotel Tab Unpaid

Actor Randy Quaid (brother of Dennis Quaid) was driven by a sheriff in a small western Texas jail to get bail money from a bank. The reason? He and his wife were arrested for allegedly not paying a $10,000 hotel bill in California.

Randy and Evi QuaidEvery now and then a headline comes across the transom that makes you go hmmmm. Randy Quaid's latest news is certainly one of them. Randy and his wife, Evi, each posted $20,000 bail on Thursday after they each spent a few hours in prison.

While Randy remained in custody during the quick trip to the bank, he was not handcuffed and apparently did not receive special treatment in the small town.

Here's the scoop: in a local hotel in Santa Barbara, California, the couple had not paid a hotel bill in early September which cashed in at upwards of $10,000. A felony warrant was out on them for burglary, defrauding an innkeeper and conspiracy.

The case was initially filed with the district attorney and detectives hadn't spoken with Quaid yet so they were unable to release additional details.

You can guess what happened next: the couple was spotted in Texas and were promptly arrested after a deputy saw them. The sheriff noted that Evi resisted and then reportedly calmed down.

You may recall Randy won a Golden Globe award and was also nominated for an Emmy for his role of President Lyndon Johnson in LBJ: The Early Years. He's also famous for his roles in National Lampoon's Vacation flicks, Independence Day and Kingpin.

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Traijan X September 28, 2009 | 1:42 AM


Traijan X September 28, 2009 | 1:41 AM

Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were arrested in Texas on Thursday. The famous couple were accused of leaving a California hotel without paying the more than $10,000 bill. The Randy Quaid arrest is sort of…troubling, in that he's a veteran actor with a long distinguished career, and now Randy Quaid and his wife Evi Quaid are both facing possible prison terms over skipping out of a hotel bill. The Randy Quaid mug shot revealed a significant amount of beard growth. He posted bail for the both of them – which amounted to four times the hotel bill. Presented with those facts from the Randy Quaid arrest – it's not like he needed a payday loans direct lender, why didn't he just pay his tab?

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