Two men are accused of stealing a part of the wrecked Porsche in which "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas died. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2013.
Two men are accused of stealing a part of the wrecked Porsche that "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker died in.
The theft happened as the Porsche was being towed to an impound yard on Saturday night, hours after Walker and his friend and fellow fast-car enthusiast Roger Rodas died, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The two perished when Rodas' 2005 Porsche Carrera GT smashed into a light pole and tree, then exploded in flames. The posted limit was 45 mph.
At 10 that night, as the car was being towed to an impound yard for further investigation, a witness saw someone take a piece of the wreck from a flat-bed truck as it was stopped at a red light.
The tow truck driver reported the theft and an investigation was launched. Police identified Jameson Witty, 18, of Tujunga, as one of the suspects in the case.
Authorities later recovered a red roof panel from the Porsche at a location in Canyon Country.
A second man, described only as 25 and from outside of California, was is in communication with sheriff’s detectives making arrangements to surrender, authorities said.
The crash happened while Walker and Rodas had taken what was expected to be a brief drive away from a charity fundraiser and toy drive at Rodas' custom car shop in Valencia, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Walker's publicist said the action star was the passenger.
Thousands of fans of Paul Walker and car enthusiasts are expected to gather Sunday at noon for a memorial and car cruise in honor of the late actor.
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