Randy Quaid and Wife Arrested for Squatting

Randy Quaid and wife Evi were arrested for felony burglary and entering a non-commercial building without consent. The charges are a misdemeanor in the state of California. In addition, Evi was charged with resisting arrest. Bail was set at $50,000 each.
They were living in a guesthouse in Santa Barbara County on property they sold back in 2007. A representative for the homeowner responded to an alarm early Saturday at the Montecito home. He suspected squatters were living on the property and alerted authorities.
When the sheriff arrived, the Quaid’s attempted to convince the deputy that they still owned the property. The homeowner produced paperwork proving ownership of the property resulting in the arrest of the couple. Apparently, the couple had recently moved back into the property and did not do so quietly.

A contractor accused the Quaid’s of damages totaling about $5,000. TMZ reported that the couple allegedly broke a mirror worth thousands hung over the fireplace and replaced it with a picture of themselves.
Rumors have swirled Hollywood about the actor’s financial stability following multiple arrests including skipping out on a $10,000 hotel bill. In 2004, the IRS imposed two tax liens totaling $1.6 million for delinquent taxes.
After starring in the movie “Brokeback Mountain”, Quaid sued Focus Films for inadequate pay for the Oscar-winning film that grossed $80 million in the United States alone. Quaid said the cast was led to believe this would be an indie film, so they accepted less pay.
It had remained a mystery as to why the couple had recently become lawless, but newly released reports offer some explanation. In August, Randy Quaid filed a lawsuit against their former lawyer and estate planner, charging that they stole their money and created a fake living trust.
The Montecito home in question was a part of the bad dealings Quaid alleges took place. After selling the home years earlier, Quaid alleges he was informed his name was only removed from the deed and not from the mortgage, leaving him responsible for the financial security of the property.