Tom Sel­leck ac­cused of steal­ing hy­drant wa­ter for ranch

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT -

VEN­TURA, Calif. (AP) - A law­suit ac­cuses ac­tor Tom Sel­leck of steal­ing truck­loads of wa­ter from a public hy­drant and bring­ing it to his ranch in drought-stricken South­ern Cal­i­for­nia. A Ven­tura County wa­ter dis­trict claims a tanker truck filled up at a hy­drant on more than a dozen oc­ca­sions and hauled the wa­ter to a 60-acre spread in West­lake Vil­lage owned by the “Mag­num, P.I.” and “Blue Bloods” star. Court doc­u­ments dated June 30 say the Cal­leguas Mu­nic­i­pal Wa­ter Dis­trict spent nearly $22,000 to hire a pri­vate in­ves­ti­ga­tor to doc­u­ment the al­leged thefts, which date back two years. The law­suit comes af­ter Cal­i­for­nia com­mu­ni­ties were or­dered to cut wa­ter use by 25 per cent com­pared with 2013 lev­els amid a four-year dry spell.

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