Exclusive: Randy Quaid Speaks Out About Arrest

The actor says he and his wife, Evi, have been "vindicated" after a Vermont judge dismissed charges against them.
3:08 | 10/16/15

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with a strange sighting of randy Quaid. He and his wife are free after a judge dismissed those charges against him and speaking out exclusively to ABC news. Reporter: Good morning, George. Randy Quaid was ready for the long haul prepared to sit behind bars for days on end but walked out of those doors along with his wife freely, didn't have to stay in jail and the bottom line is while charges still loom in California, he and his wife are steadfastly maintaining they are not criminals. Literally like been snapped from the jaws of defeat. Reporter: This morning, randy Quaid is a free man. The court is dismissing the order. Reporter: A judge dismissing the charges against he and his wife. The pair speaking exclusively to ABC news. What were those words are to you? Profound and real and finally, finally here. It was like finally somebody understands our situation. Reporter: The shaggy bearded actor all smiles Thursday as officers removed his cuffs. The guy who brought me over to the jail said, I want my jewelry back. The weight of it because you feel like a criminal. Reporter: The couple arrested Friday after trying to enter the U.S. From Canada deemed fugitives by California authorities. On the lam for five years skipping town and court appearances for vandalism charges after they were accused of squatting in the guest house of their former home and trashing thousands of dollars of property. What do you want the world to know about your situation? We own our house. Yeah, that's the bottom line. This is just a property dispute. Reporter: Once one of the hottest actors in Hollywood ironically playing an unwanted houseguest in national lampoon's "Vacation frt franchise. Crime the older kids couldn't make it. Reporter: Saying he's hoping to do more acting. In well, I'd just like to thank everyone for all their nice thoughts and support and I hope to -- you'll see me real soon out there on the big screen or the small screen or netflix or wherever it may be. Reporter: But for now the actor and his wife reunited with their dog. Come here, pumpkin. It's very -- a big relief to have been vindicated to a great extent. Reporter: But they may not be out of the woods yet. The Santa Barbara d.a.'s office saying in a statement they still have a warrant out for the quaids and adding should the quaids leave Vermont and enter another state we expect they will be arrested. So why were they in Canada for all that time? They say no charges were filed when they left the state so when they heard about them they stayed while trying to sort it out. While Quaid is trying to make that acting comeback he has another goal, trying to help out his community by becoming a volunteer fireman. A lot going on.

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