As California continues to battle a longstanding drought,Tom Selleck and his wife are being sued for allegedly stealing truckloads of hydrant water. T
In court documents obtained by EW, the Calleguas Municipal Water District is suing for over $21,000 in damages, plus court fees, as well as the right for “preliminary or permanent injunction” to stop Selleck and his workers from taking water from the Calleguas district hydrants.
The alleged theft began in 2013—at which point the water district sent Selleck and his wife cease-and-desist-letters—and resumed again in March 2015.
The company filed the suit on June 30, after California communities were ordered to reduce water use by 25 percent in hopes of lessening the state’s four-year drought.
According to the Los Angles Times, Selleck grows avocados on his 60-acre estate, where he and his wife have lived for over 30 years.