Quaids miss fourth arraignment hearing in California
Actor Randy Quaid and his wife have failed to appear for their arraignment hearing on felony vandalism charges in a California court for the fourth time.
The couple is accused of squatting in a Montecito home they once owned together in the 1990s and causing thousands of dollars in damage.
Quaid's U.S. attorney, Robert Sanger, said the pair's passports had been confiscated by authorities in Canada, where the National Lampoon star is seeking asylum from "Hollywood star whackers."
Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Donna Geck refused to schedule a new date for the couple, but kept their arrest warrants active.
"Mr. Quaid has had multiple occasions to appear on this matter prior to his passport being taken," Geck said.
Quaid's bid to stay in Canada as a refugee is currently on hold while his Canadian lawyer, Catherine Sas, sorts through case documents.
Quaid says Hollywood assassins, which he claims are responsible for the deaths of fellow actors Heath Ledger and David Carradine, are at work in the U.S.
"They tag our cell phone, hack our computer. Now with the intert, celebrity is fair game and it's all designed to sell advertising space," he told Good Morning America earlier this month.
He has an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing scheduled for Nov. 23 in Vancouver.
Quaid and his wife Evi were arrested in Vancouver last month on outstanding warrants. They were released from a Canadian detention facility on Oct. 27 on $10,000 bail each.
Evi was later given an unconditional release after officials determined she is a Canadian citizen.
Quaid is known for his roles in films such as The Last Detail, Independence Day, Kingpin and Brokeback Mountain. He won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of President Lyndon Johnson in LBJ: The Early Years.
With files from The Associated Press