Amid Drought, Tom Selleck Accused of Siphoning Truckloads of Hydrant Water for Ranch Property

Meanwhile, California residents have been ordered to reduce their water usage by 25 percent
Amid Drought, Tom Selleck Accused of Siphoning Truckloads of Hydrant Water for Ranch Property

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Cease-and-desist letters have been filed against Selleck since 2013. 

Tom Selleck, the seasoned actor known for his work in programs like Magnum P.I., Friends, and Blue Bloods, has been accused of stealing multiple truckloads of water from a public hydrant that is outside Selleck’s water district.

The complaint, filed by the Calleguas Municipal Water District, comes during a brutal drought period for California, during which residents have been ordered to reduce their overall water consumption by 25 percent, with the potential for greater sanctions.

Selleck’s water theft, which has reportedly been ongoing since 2013, was discovered after the Calleguas district hired a private investigator for $22,000.

The Sellecks’ property, a ranch that includes an avocado farm, is located in a different water district, Hidden Valley Municipal Water District.

Previously, the district filed cease-and-desist letters against the couple, but is now taking more serious steps to stop the theft. According to the complaint, Selleck’s water truck has been spotted at the hydrant at least four times since March of this year.  

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