Sheriff: Two men stole parts of Paul Walker crashed car

Posted Dec 6, 2013 by Arthur Weinreb
An 18-year-old man was arrested and a 25-year-old man is preparing to surrender after it was alleged they stole parts of the Porsche that actor Paul Walker was riding in when it crashed and burned, killing Walker and his friend.
Firefighters extinguish the fire in the car where actor Paul Walker was killed along with another un...
Firefighters extinguish the fire in the car where actor Paul Walker was killed along with another unidentified man during a car crash in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, November 30, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Dan Watson
Yesterday, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station announced the arrest of Jameson Witty, 18. Another man, whose identity has not been released, is expected to surrender in the alleged theft.
After the accident in which Fast and Furious star Paul Walker, 40, and financial advisor Roger Rodas, 38, were killed last Saturday, what was left of the Porsche Rodas was driving was loaded on to a flatbed tow truck around 10 p.m. to be taken to an impound yard.
According to the Sheriff's Office, a witness saw a car following behind the tow truck. When the truck was stopped at a red light, a male left the car, went to the tow truck and removed part of the Porsche, the T-top roof panel. He then returned to the car that sped away. The theft was witnessed by the tow truck driver who then called police.
Police executed search warrants at a Canyon County residence and recovered the missing car parts. Jameson Witty was arrested and taken into custody although he has not yet been formally charged. Police are not saying what exactly led them to Witty.
The 25-year-old is outside California but informed authorities he will surrender.
The 2005 Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a light pole and a tree before bursting into flames. As Digital Journal reported, the coroner determined Rodas died as a result of traumatic injuries while Walker died from a combination of the impact and the fire that engulfed the car moments after the crash. Although the cause of the accident is still under investigation, it is believed speed was a factor. Both men were declared dead immediately after firefighters extinguished the flames.
It is anticipated both Witty and the 25-year-old will be charged with felony grand theft and tampering with evidence.