Tom Selleck reaches settlement over water-stealing claims

Tom Selleck Accused of Stealing Truckloads of Water During Drought

While you were busy binge-watching episodes of Magnum P.I. on Netflix, the real Magnum P.I., Tom Selleck, was busy getting sued by Calleguas Municipal Water District.

The 70-year-old Blue Bloods star is alleged to have repeatedly stolen water from a city fire hydrant using a tanker truck, which then carried it to at his 60-acre Westlake Village ranch, according to the lawsuit.

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Now it appears that Selleck and the Calleguas Municipal Water District may have reached a tentative settlement, according to The Los Angeles Times. However, the settlement still needs to be approved by the water district board.

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According to the district, they spent $22,000 hiring a private investigator to look into Selleck's alleged water theft. No word yet on whether that private investigator wears a Hawaiian shirt and drives a red Ferrari.

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Tom Selleck reaches settlement over water-stealing claims
Amerian actor Tom Selleck, of the hit tv series Magnum, during a visit to London.
2nd May 1985: American actor Tom Selleck in London, where he is filming an episode of 'Magnum PI'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 20: Actor Tom Selleck attends the CBS Screening of 'Jesse Stone: Death In Paradise' at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater on April 20, 2006 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
MONTE CARLO, MONACO - JULY 1: U.S. actor Tom Selleck poses during a photocall at the 44th Monte-Carlo Television Festival on July 1, 2004 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Selleck is in Monaco to present 'Ike'.The Celebration of Global Television runs from June 28 - July 3 and will feature television stars from around the world. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 2: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actor Tom Selleck arrives at the 'CBS At 75' celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom November 2, 2003 in New York City. This special event commemorates CBS Network's 75th anniversary. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05: Actor Tom Selleck arrives to a screening and panel discussion of CBS's 'Blue Bloods' at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on June 5, 2012 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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