BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Thieves are stealing water.
That's according to the Madera County Sheriff's Department, who said that the drought in the state of California has gotten so bad, thta thieves are stealing water now.
One homeowner in the county said he woke up Friday morning to an empty water tank drained by thieves, which was just filled this week. That tank holds 2,500 gallons of water.
"It's horrible," said Courtney Watcher. "We go without showering, we can't flush our toilets, we can't wash our hands when they get dirty. It's horrible," she said.
The Watchers have been victims of water theft at least eight times.
"Please stop," Watcher pleaded. "Just... if you can't afford water come to me and say, 'hey, can I have some water, can I have 100 or 200 gallons? Fine.'"
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