UPDATE: Thursday, July 9 (9:14 pm ET) Tom Selleck has reached a tentative settlement in the lawsuit claiming he stole truckloads of water from a public hydrant.
According to the Associated Press, resource manager Eric Bergh of the Calleguas Municipal Water District in Ventura County, California, says he cannot provide any additional information until the settlement is approved.
The settlement will go before the district’s water board on Wednesday, July 15.
“Staff recommendation will be to accept,”; Bergh says.
Tom Selleck is usually upholding law and order as star as such TV series as Magnum, P.I. and Blue Bloods, but the iconic star now finds himself being accused of criminal activity: stealing water from a fire hydrant during California’s severe drought.
According to a report from Courthouse News Services, Selleck is accused of pilfering water from a hydrant not once by 12 times. And we’re not talking about a small amount; the Calleguas Municipal Water District has filed suit against the actor and his wife, claiming they used a hydrant to fill a commercial water tanker on at least 12 different occasions.
Furthermore, the district claims it paid an investigator $21,685.55 to look into the charges, and she claims to have seen the tanker fill up from a hydrant at a construction site and then take seven trips in September and October 2013 to what is believed to be Selleck’s residence.
In its lawsuit, the Calleguas Municipal Water District is seeking the amount paid to the investigator, along with court and attorney fees, as well as an injunction.
The Hollywood Reporter contacted a rep for Selleck, but has yet to receive a response.