Man Who Stole Paul Walker Crash Wreckage Sentenced to Six Months in Prison

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    A police officer at the scene of the crash which killed actor Paul Walker (Dan Watson/Santa Clarita Valley Signal)

    One of the men who stole part of a Porsche Carrera GT in which actor Paul Walker and a friend were traveling in before a fatal wreck and fire last November was sentenced to six months in jail Thursday.

    Jameson Witty, 18, pleaded no contest earlier this month 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. He was also sentenced to three years probation.

    Witty and Anthony Edward Janow, 26, were accused of stealing a roof panel from a tow vehicle carrying the charred Porsche after the November 2013 crash on a street about 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The tow truck was at a stop light in Valencia when the theft occurred as the car was being taken to an impound yard Nov. 30, hours after the "Fast and Furious" star and friend Roger Rodas were killed in the fiery crash, according to prosecutors.

    Witty and Janow had been told earlier by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy that they could not take any part of the demolished vehicle, prosecutors said. The roof panel was later recovered at a Canyon Country residence.

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    Janow pleaded 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.

    NBC4's Jonathan Lloyd contributed to this report.