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Thursday, June 25, 2015

California is currently experiencing a devastating drought that has thrown their entire state into chaos.

The drought has brought out the worst in many Californians who are desperate to find relief. Last week, the owners of a Bay-area nudist camp were arrested for stealing water from a waterfall that doesn’t belong to them.

Glyn Stout, 77, and his wife Lori Kay Stout, 53, are the co-owners of Lupin Lodge, a nudist resort in Los Gatos, California. The Stouts have been charged with felony conspiracy to commit trespassing for the purpose of injuring a property right after they repeatedly diverted water from a section of a local creek that they did not own.

According to NBC, two of the resort employees have also been charged, and all four are facing up to three years in prison if they are convicted.

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The Stouts claim that they are entitled to use the waterfall, which they depend on to keep their water tank full in case of fire. They also say they use it to top off the pool they use for skinny-dipping and as a water source.

Cameras captured by the MidPeninsula Regional Open Space District captured the Stouts and their employees trespassing and stealing the water. Deputy District Attorney Denise Raabe stated that each defendant is also facing misdemeanor charges of trespassing, substantially diverting water, operating and/or leaving a motorized vehicle on MROSD property, trespassing by driving a vehicle on a closed property and performing maintenance or clearance on MROSD property.

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