by Bill Callen | Top Right News
Less than a week ago, actor Tom Selleck was sued by the Calleguas Municipal Water District in Ventura County, California, for allegedly sending giant tanker trucks to a fire hydrant and illegally hauling water back to his 60-acre ranch in Westlake Village:
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However, as Reid Mene of IJR reports, after Democrats forced the district to hire a private investigator to look into Selleck’s water usage, it has been confirmed that the “Magnum, P.I.” star paid for his water.
According to ABC News, it turns out that a construction company Selleck worked with actually paid a fee to secure the rights to draw water from the city hydrant two years ago, according to Jay Spurgin, public works director for Thousand Oaks:
“There was water used during that time, and it was paid for.”
The deal allows these companies to haul as much water as they want for special projects. They can then sell the water to a third party, as long as that party pays their monthly service charge and water bills.
It’s unclear whether Selleck purchased the water from that company or another source, but it is clear the “Blue Bloods” star did nothing illegal.
It was also reported that the water district spent nearly $22,000 for a private detective to investigate the seemingly slippery situation.
Liberals had excoriated Selleck as a “criminal” who should be put in prison. No doubt much of their venom owes to Selleck’s well-known conservative, pro-gun, and Christian beliefs.
Now they are the ones who have a lot of explaining to do, not just about this witch hunt, but about a drought that has been made far worse by radical environmental policies that have diverted water to “endangered species” such as a 3-inch fish called the Delta Smelt.
Farmers have complained bitterly for years that water was being diverted from humans for the benefit of the Smelt, at the cost of billions of dollars, thousands of jobs, and a far worse water “shortage” than would have ever occurred.
But don’t expect California liberals to hire any private investigators to look into that.