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Man who stole part of Paul Walker’s wrecked vehicle sentenced to jail

 

One of two men who stole the wreckage from Paul Walker's crashed car was sentenced to six months of jail. (Thinkstock)
One of two men who stole the wreckage from Paul Walker’s crashed car was sentenced to six months of jail. (Thinkstock)

One of two men who stole part of the wreckage from Paul Walker’s crashed Porsche was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail.

Jameson Brooks Witty, 18, pleaded no contest Aug. 5 to one misdemeanor count each of grand theft of personal property, destroying evidence and resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer.

He was also sentenced to three years of probation.

The charges involved the theft of a roof panel from a tow truck stopped at a red light while carrying the demolished vehicle away from the Valencia crash site Nov. 30.

The theft occurred after Witty and Anthony Edward Janow were told by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy that they could not take any part of the vehicle.

The stolen panel was recovered by detectives who served a search warrant at a home in Canyon Country.

Authorities announced in March that high speed caused the fiery crash that killed Walker, 40, who was best known for his role in “The Fast and the Furious” film series, along with the car’s driver, Roger Rodas, 38.

Electronic information retrieved from the burned-out car’s computer systems determined that Rodas was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT at speeds between 80 and 93 mph when the car smashed into a pole and a tree.

Janow, 26, pleaded no contest to one felony count of grand theft of personal property and one misdemeanor count each of destroying evidence and resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer.

Janow was set to be sentenced Oct. 23.

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