“Fast & Furious” star Walker died at age 40 in fiery car crash on Saturday
A Tujunga, Calif., man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a part of the Porsche that “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker died in, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Thursday.
Jameson Witty, 18, was arrested after allegedly taking a red T-top roof panel from the car. According to the sheriff's department, several vehicles followed the tow truck transporting the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT from the accident scene. When the tow truck was stopped at a red light, a male exited one of the vehicles, took the part, and drove off.
The part was recovered by detectives at a residence in Canyon Country in Los Angeles County.
Witty was arrested with bail set at $20,000.
A second suspect, who is currently outside of California, is negotiating with detectives to turn himself in.
Detectives will meet with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office to discuss pressing charges of felony grand theft and tampering with evidence against both suspects.
Walker, 40, and 38-year-old Roger Rodas — who was driving the vehicle — died in a collision during a charity event in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Saturday. The Los Angeles County coroner determined that Walker died of the combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries.
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The crash is still being investigated. Meanwhile, Universal Pictures has shut down production on “Fast & Furious 7” so that “we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.”