He’s back! Independence Day actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi landed up in jail (again) in the case of an unpaid hotel bill at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, CA.
This time, the Quaids were thrown into the slammer by a judge mad at them for skipping previous court dates and flashing a golden globe award in court. They posted bail after spending 3 hours in jail.
It all began in June 2009, when Randy and Evi Quaid stayed for a week at the posh San Ysidro Ranch, and then allegedly skipped out without paying a $10,000 bill.
The Quaids say it was all a big misunderstanding. The hotel’s management didn’t see it that way and filed a complaint, based on which the Quaids were ‘apprehended’ and charged with defrauding an innkeeper.
The bill has since been settled, and the hotel says it doesn’t have anything more to do with the matter. But the case drags on, and the Quaids have made it worse for themselves by repeatedly failing to appear in court. This is the second time (third overall for this case) that they have been arrested for skipping court dates.
The San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara is a well-known celebrity retreat – Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier got married there, and it was also the setting for Jackie Kennedy and JFK’s honeymoon. The Kennedy cottage bedroom is shown in the picture above.
Guests have a choice of 41 cottages and suites, with hot tubs on private outdoor patios, outdoor rain showers, radiant-heated bathroom floors, hand-cut stone fireplaces and antique furnishings. Amenities include a heated pool, fitness center, in-room spa services and Yoga instruction.
Photo courtesy Rosewood Resorts
Info: 900 San Ysidro Lane Santa Barbara CA 93108; (805) 565-1700; www.sanysidroranch.com/