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Lawsuit: Tom Selleck Has Been Stealing Water From a Public Hydrant For His 60-Acre Ranch

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The Calleguas Municipal Water District in Ventura County is suing Three Men and a Baby star Tom Selleck and his wife Jillie for stealing water from a public hydrant in the middle of this long California drought and all of its accompanying water restrictions. The LA Times reports that the lawsuit alleges "that on more than a dozen occasions since 2013, a white truck filled up at a Thousand Oaks hydrant and hauled the water to Selleck's 60-acre ranch in Westlake Village." (Which is in a different water district.) The Sellecks have lived on the ranch, which includes an avocado farm, since the 1980s.

Calleguas spent more than $20k on a private investigator to watch the truck fill up and go back to the Sellecks; once they had enough evidence, they sent cease-and-desist letters to no end. Now they're suing for legal fees and PI costs, plus "a preliminary and permanent injunction barring Selleck and his contractors or employees from taking water from the Calleguas district."
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