December 06, 2013 06:55:29 GMT
An 18-year-old boy is arrested for allegedly stealing a T-top roof panel of the Porsche Carrera GT when the destroyed car was being towed from the crash site to an impound yard.
A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a piece of the car Paul Walker died in on November 30. According to L.A. County Sheriff's Department, 18-year-old Jameson Witty and a 25-year-old man stalked a truck which the destroyed Porsche Carrera GT was loaded onto at 10 P.M. on Saturday night.
When the tow truck stopped at a red light between Newhall Ranch Road and McBean Parkway, one of the men run to the truck and snatched a section of the car, its T-top roof panel, and then drove off. The truck driver saw them and helped detectives identify them.
The stolen piece was found by detectives at a different residence in Canyon Country, in northern Los Angeles County near Santa Clarita. Witty was booked at Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station on suspicion of felony grand theft and tampering with evidence, with bail set at $20,000. The second suspect is out of the state, but has been in contact with detectives and has agreed to surrender.
Walker and his friend Roger Rodas died in a fiery car crash after Rodas lost control of the car and it hit a light pole and tree. The preliminary result of autopsies on their bodies ruled the deaths accidental. Sheriff's officials say investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing, though speed has been said a factor.