2 men stole part of Porsche in Paul Walker crash, police say

A pole reportedly struck by the car that carried Paul Walker and Roger Rodas lies broken at the scene of the crash in Valencia.
A pole reportedly struck by the car that carried Paul Walker and Roger Rodas lies broken at the scene of the crash in Valencia. Sanden Totten/KPCC

Authorities say they've arrested an 18-year-old accused of stealing part of the Porsche that "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was in when he was killed in a crash.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says Jameson Witty was arrested at his LA-area home. A statement from the agency Thursday says another suspect who is 25 years old is outside California and arranging to surrender.

The Sheriff's Department says the wreckage of the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT was being towed away after Saturday's fatal crash when someone got out of a car following the tow truck, grabbed a part and drove away.

Detectives say they found the Porsche's roof panel while searching a home in Canyon Country, a community north of Los Angeles.

It wasn't clear if Witty has an attorney, and no phone listings for family could be found.

Walker was widely remembered for his warmth and generosity. As news spread of his death, friends, fans and co-stars turned out in large numbers to pay tribute at a makeshift memorial assembled at the crash site. 

One story that emerged after his death seemed to capture his generous spirit perfectly. As CBS Los Angeles reported, Walker bought a $10,000 engagement ring set for a total stranger — an Iraq war veteran and his fiancee, whom he met at a Santa Barbara jewelry store. The clerk, Irene King, came forward to tell the story, which the couple later confirmed. The couple had been very interested in a particular ring, and when the man said he couldn't afford it and left the store, Walker bought it and had the clerk give it to them as an anonymous gift. 

CBS reports:

King’s son retold the story on his Facebook page after news spread of Walker’s death.

“To do something like that to a perfect stranger is just unbelievable,” King said.

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