The Associated Press reports Randy Quaid and wife Evi are facing burglary charges after they were reported living in the guest house of their old home illegally. The property owner informed the Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputy Saturday, and when officials arrived at the home, the Quaids claimed they had owned the residence for nearly 20 years. When the owner, however, showed police records that indicated a client had purchased the home in Santa Barbara, Calif., three years ago, and that the Quaids were responsible for more than $5,000 in damage in the guest home, authorities arrested the couple for felony residential burglary and entering a non-commercial building without consent.
Randy Quaid’s lawyer said the following to EW: “This was a civil matter being handled by Mr. and Ms. Quaid’s civil lawyers in Los Angeles…We will address the issues in court if a criminal case is filed.”
This is their second run-in with the law in the past year – the Quaids were on the run from authorities last September when they were charged with not paying a $10,000+ bill at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif.