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Arrest made for theft of Paul Walker Porsche wreckage

Arrest made for theft of Paul Walker Porsche wreckage

(Yahoo!) - File this under "t" for tasteless.

Hours after Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas died in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita, California, last Saturday, remnants from the charred 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were traveling in were stolen — and an arrest has now been made.

The theft occurred at 10 p.m. on Nov. 30 — six and a half hours after the sports car the "Fast & Furious" star was riding in crashed and was immediately engulfed in flames. The on-scene investigation was concluded and the car was loaded onto a flatbed tow truck to be transported to a secure location for further examination.

However, several cars followed the tow truck from the crash scene and, when the truck driver stopped at a red light, "A witness saw a male exit a vehicle that was following the tow truck," according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. "The male grabbed a piece of the wrecked Porsche off the tow truck bed. The male drove away with the stolen vehicle part."

Jameson Witty, who is an 18-year-old from Tujunga, California, was arrested for the theft. He posted a photo of the the alleged stolen car part — a red T-top roof panel from the Porsche — online the next day, writing, "Piece of Paul walkers car, took it off a tow truck at a stop light. ... I got it for my buddy who was driving the car we were in, so that he could always pay respect to the guy that got him into cars." Police later recovered the roof panel from a residence in Canyon Country.

A second suspect — a 25-year-old man — has also been identified. The sheriff's department said the man was located out of state, but was in communication with authorities to surrender himself.

Investigators have asked the district attorney to consider charges of felony grand theft and tampering with evidence against both suspects.

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