Tom Selleck, District Reach Tentative Settlement in Water Theft Suit

The agency hired a private detective, who claims to have observed the "Magnum P.I." star’s vehicle being filled with water


Tom Selleck reached a tentative settlement with the California water district that accused the actor of illegally taking water from a fire hydrant and transporting it across district boundaries, an attorney for the agency told NBC News.

Grant Burton, general counsel for the Calleguas Municipal Water District, said the terms of the tentative settlement were sealed until a final agreement could be reached.

Selleck's lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment.

A truck registered to the "Magnum, P.I." actor was allegedly caught pumping water from a public hydrant in Thousand Oaks then transporting it back to his home in another district — a violation of Metropolitan Water District rules, according to a lawsuit filed by the Calleguas Municipal Water District.

The agency hired a private detective, who claims to have observed the actor's vehicle being filled with water.

But the Ventura County Sheriff's Department told NBC News the agency investigated the allegations and couldn't find any criminal wrongdoing. A sheriff's department official did not provide details about the investigation, but said the agency looked into the accusations.

Selleck was contacted regarding the claims, but has yet to make any comment.

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