A water district filed a lawsuit against Selleck, claiming that the “Magnum P.I.” and “Blue Bloods” is stealing gallons of water from a public hydrant and bringing it to his 60-acre ranch, located in drought stricken California. Since California’s historic drought became national news earlier this year, celebrities have frequently come under fire for apparently not abiding by the state’s new water restrictions.
Now the local water district is taking action, and according to a report from theguardian.com, a suit has been filed against the 70 year old tv star together with his wife Jillie Mack-Selleck in the superior court.
Almost $22,000 was spent on the private investigator by the water district in order to document the theft. In November 2013, Calleguas sent cease-and-desist letters to both Selleck’s home and an Avenue of the Stars address that’s linked to the property, according to court papers. Depending on how many trees are on his ranch, Selleck needs a whole lot of water.
“We have a massive call for supply reduction in our service area, and those supplies that are remaining should rightfully be used by those who have invested in the water system”, Eric Bergh, Calleguas MWD’s manager of resources, told The Daily Beast.
Representatives for Selleck have not responded to a request for comment.
Anna Guzman, has a clear view of the fire hydrant in question from her front yard.
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.
“He’s so entitled”, Yela said. So who owns the lush green property? But now he reportedly has another, less appealing, string to his bow: stealing water within a drought-addled state to keep his thirsty avocado farm growing.