A thief that stole from Paul Walker’s fatal wreckage is now getting jail time. The 26-year-old man who hails from California was sentenced to six months in jail for stealing from the Porsche Carrera GT, which was beyond totaled in the fatal crash.
According to Yahoo News, the thief in question, Anthony Edward Janow, pled no contest to “one felony count of grand theft of personal property and one misdemeanor count each of destroying evidence and resisting, obstructing, and delaying a peace officer.”
Janow didn’t act alone in the theft. His accomplice was 19-year-old Jameson Brooks Witty, who was sentenced to six months and three years of probation.
The men were quickly found. Before they decided to act, they were warned by a Los Angeles County Sheriff deputy to not take anything from the wreckage.
After the two stole property from the car, Witty then decided to show off on Twitter by posting a photo and writing the action, “Piece of Paul Walker’s car, took it off a tow truck at a stop light.” He then posted the photo on his personal Instagram account.
Fortunately, authorities got the stolen part back from a home in Canyon Country. Witty was arrested and later on, Janow had no choice but to turn himself in for the crime.
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Witty took to Instagram and posted an apology on Instagram about his actions.
“Paul [Walker] 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.”
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Recently, Walker’s family suffered another theft close to the year anniversary of the actor’s death. As the Inquisitr reported, Paul Walker’s longtime manager Matt Luber’s computer was stolen from his office, which contained personal items and exchanges throughout Walker’s career.
“[Matt Luber] was Paul’s manager and close friend for decades and he is absolutely devastated — not only did the computers have his entire life on there but, more importantly, all of the files on Walker’s life and death.”
So far, the robbers haven’t been found — although their actions were recorded by security cameras.
[Image via Universal Pictures]