Actor Tom Selleck has been accused of stealing water for his ranch in parched California by raiding a public hydrant. “So I like to get outside and work on the farm, from fixing roads to clearing bush…And I work cheaper than anyone I could hire to do it”.
Per the complaint, the district spent almost $22,000 on a private investigator to document the theft, according the the Los Angeles Times.
Selleck and his wife have been in their current home for nearly 30 years. And if Selleck paid the water hauler, the water district didn’t receive any of the money.
The District claims that in November 2013 it sent a letter to Selleck instructing him to allegedly stop taking water.
Reps for Selleck did not return AP’s phone messages and emails seeking comment Wednesday.
In June, the state announced major water cuts for California farmers as water supplies continue to drop.
Anna Guzman, has a clear view of the fire hydrant in question from her front yard. But stealing water directly from the city?
Guzman said one man usually retrieves an industrial-sized hose from a container on the empty lot.
That’s definitely more than the mustache can soak up, at least by a truck or two.
Tom Selleck during an interview with Seth Meyers on March 3.
“He’s so entitled”, Yela said.
Documents suggest that the illegal water deliveries began in 2013. “That’s mad”.
There’s history here too-at the end of the last drought in CA in 2009, Selleck and five other residents actually had permission to fill up water trucks from a hydrant in nearby Lake Sherwood. But he seems to have landed the wrong side of the green lawmen in California, who are about as credible, in the law enforcement hierarchy, as his fictional, Hawaiian-shirt wearing private eye. But there are claims that a tanker truck filled up at a hydrant more than a dozen times.