The man behind television’s most famous mustache is at the center of a drought-shaming controversy. Actor Tom Selleck, star of the CBS show no one’s ever heard of Blue Blood and the Ferrari-driving private dick in the 1980s series Magnum, P.I., has been accused of stealing public water to service his sprawling estate in Ventura County, north of L.A.
A complaint filed by the Calleguas Municipal Water District claims that the actor ordered truckloads of water to be sucked out of a hydrant near a construction site in Thousand Oaks, California, and delivered to his 60-acre ranch and avocado farm in nearby Westlake Village. The alleged siphoning took place more than a dozen times over two years, and in a made-for-TV plot twist, the water district hired a private investigator to help crack the case and is demanding that Magnum cough up the $22,000 it dished out to do so.
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