Men Accused of Stealing Paul Walker's Car Roof Charged With Felony Grand Theft


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Jameson Witty and Anthony Janow are charged with one felony count of grand theft of personal property and misdemeanor counts.

Two men who allegedly stole a piece of Paul Walker's wrecked Porsche Carrera GT have been officially charged. Prosecutors announced on Monday, December 9 that the two men, 18-year-old Jameson Witty and 25-year-old Anthony Janow, were charged with one felony count of grand theft of personal property.

In addition to the felony charge, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said that Witty and Janow were charged with misdemeanor counts of destroying evidence and resisting, obstructing and delaying a peace officer. If convicted, the two will spend up to 4 years and 6 months in jail.

The twosome were accused of stealing a piece of the wrecked car's rooftop following the tragic accident which killed the "Fast and Furious" star and his friend Roger Rodas on November 30. The pair allegedly took the roof panel when a tow truck carrying the car stopped at red light. The truck's driver reported the theft to the authorities and they found it at a home in Canyon Country.

An Instagram user who goes by @jamesonwhitty posted a photo of the car's part on the photo-sharing site. The user later posted a note to apologize. "And for everyone to say how I should kill myself or disappear is immature and childish. This is not a message to try and get me off the hook, I am taking full responsibility for the manner of my actions," he captioned the post.



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  •  
    snv
    Dec 09, 2013

    @MW They stole the roof off a "totaled" Carrera GT. It wasn't like a pristine OEM replacement part worth tens of thousands of dollars. The part had no value beyond its scrap metal value - no more than $100 - whether you believe it or not.

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    GL
    Dec 09, 2013

    Well this car was no longer worth 600K. I can see tampering with evidence since, it was still under ivestigation. But grand theft? That's just law enforcement stacking charges

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    MW
    Dec 09, 2013

    Robert, these "kids" stole a roof top off of a $600K Carrera GT, that is grand theft whether or not you believe they were just screwing around.

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    Robert129
    Dec 09, 2013

    What makes this dead celebrity's rooftop so important that the judge wants to ruin these two kids lives? Why would people get so mad that they would issue death threats at the kid? You celebrity worshiping people are ridiculous! Let these kids go free, they were screwing off.. Don't treat celebrities better than the average joe.. If these kids stole a minimum wage earner's car, it certainly would not such a big deal. All they took was a piece of roof!

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    Angie
    Dec 09, 2013

    R.I.p paul walker .

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