Los Angeles, CA – It perhaps bears mentioning that if committing a crime, do not boast of it with evidence on a publicly available social networking site. However, for 18-year-old Jameson Witty, that is exactly what the teen did when he stole a portion of the rooftop panel from the car Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were killed in on November 29.
The vehicle is the subject of an investigation into what factors contributed to the deaths of the two men. The heist was carried out in a way that was epic. As the vehicle was in tow from the crash site to a tow-yard, he jumped onto the tow truck as it idled at a stop light and removed a souvenir. He made his getaway in a car driven by a 25-year-old man. A witness reported to police that someone had tampered with the vehicle and stolen a part of it.
However, it was Jameson who blew his own cover by posting pictures of the stolen part on Instagram under the handle “jameswitty”. Police arrived at his home with a search warrant and found the proof. He is in county jail pending a $20,000 for the charges of felony grand theft and evidence tampering. His driver is making arrangements to turn himself over to police.
The 40-year-old actor, best known for his roles in the “Fast and Furious” action films, died from multiple injuries, the Los Angeles County coroner said on Wednesday.
The coroner said Walker’s death resulted from “traumatic and thermal injuries.” While the coroner did not elaborate, thermal injuries are heat-related and are commonly burns.
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