An official says water that actor Tom Selleck has been accused of stealing from a public hydrant in dry California was legally purchased.
Jay Spurgin, public works director for the city of Thousand Oaks, tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1LZ6pVA ) that the water was paid for. Records show a construction company received a city-approved water meter on the hydrant two years ago.
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It's unclear if Selleck or his employees bought the water from the company or another source.
The Calleguas Municipal Water District in Ventura County sued the "Magnum, P.I." star, alleging that a tanker truck filled up at the hydrant and took it to Selleck's 60-acre ranch more than a dozen times in the past two years.
The district announced a tentative settlement with Selleck on Thursday.