Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Two Men Charged With Stealing From Paul Walker's Car Crash Wreckage
Two men have been accused of stealing from the vehicle that Paul Walker and Roger Rodas crashed in. Prosecutors filed charges against the two men after they allegedly stole a part from the wrecked Porsche Carrera GT after the car accident on Nov. 30.
According to Deputy District Attorney Sera Boyadjian, both men have been charged with one felony count of grand theft of personal property.
Jameson Brooks Witty and Anthony Edward Janow have also been charged with two misdemeanor counts each of destroying evidence and "resisting, obstructing and delaying a peace officer."
Janow is due to surrender on Tuesday, while Witty already posted bail and is expected to face a judge on Jan. 3, 2014.
Prosecutors claim that on the evening of the fatal crash, both men stole one of the roof's panels from a tow truck carrying the demolished vehicle when it was stopped at a red light in Valencia, Calif.
They also allege that the crime took place after they were told by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy that they were not allowed to tamper with the crime scene in any way whatsoever.
If both are convicted as charged, they could face a maximum of four years, six months in county jail.
The charges come just one day after a massive unofficial memorial rally and car cruise took place around the loop where Walker and Rodas died.
Thousands of Walker fans and car enthusiasts came together to place flowers at the site and remember the fallen Fast and the Furious actor.
According to a coroner's report released Dec. 4, Walker died of the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries resulting from the crash.