Date: 28th September 2009

Actor Randy Quaid freed on bail

Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi have been freed on bail after being arrested for allegedly failing to pay a hotel bill of more than $10,000 (6,245).

The couple are accused of using a credit card they knew to be invalid at a hotel in Santa Barbara, California.

They were arrested in Marfa, Texas on Thursday following the issue of a warrant in California.

While in custody, a local sheriff drove 58-year-old Quaid to a bank so he could withdraw the bail money.

"I like to help everybody out," said Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez. "It's a small town."

The Brokeback Mountain star remained in his custody during the trip but was not handcuffed. The sheriff said the actor received no special treatment.

Source: Press Release