Two men accused of stealing from Paul Walker’s car crash wreckage

Two men accused of stealing from the car Paul Walker died in have been charged.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced that 18-year-old Jameson Witty and 25-year-old Anthony Janow have been charged with one felony count of grand theft of personal property.

The pair allegedly stole a roof panel from the Porsche Carrera GT wreckage, which was being towed away by a truck on November 30.

Prosecutors claimed that Witty and Janow seized the chance when the truck was stopped by a red light, despite a sheriff’s deputy telling them they were not allowed to take any vehicle parts.

According to the LA Times, Witty posted a photo of the car piece on Instagram with the caption: “Piece of Paul walkers car, took it off a tow truck at a stop light…#paulwalker” #rip #comeup.”

Shortly after, the 18-year-old posted an apology for his actions, saying: “Paul was a childhood idol to me and many. At the time I was not thinking about the consequences it could have, I never wanted it to be like this. I wasn’t going to sell the piece to make a profit. Nobody in this world is perfect, we all make mistakes. Some bigger than others.”

Both also face charges for misdemeanour counts of destroying evidence and resisting, obstructing and delaying a peace officer.

Witty and Janow could spend a maximum sentence of four years and six months in county jail if convicted of the charges.

Yesterday (December 9), Paul Walker fans held a public memorial service for the late Fast & Furious actor.