It been a year since Paul Walker died in a tragic car accident. Recently, friends and family alike shared their thoughts about Walker on social media, commemorating the life of their friend.
But this anniversary of Walker’s death is bringing bad news to one man. Anthony Edward Janow is going to jail for six months.
After Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were killed when Rodas crashed the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT into a pole and a tree, at least two people tried to get a piece of the wreckage. Police prevented anyone from getting a grisly memento of Walker’s death. But these men weren’t taking No for an answer.
Anthony Edward Janow and his friend Jameson Brooks Witty followed the tow truck that carried the remains of the wrecked vehicle away from the scene of the crash. When the truck stopped at a red light, the two grabbed a roof panel and took off.
Detectives served a warrant on a home and found the vehicle piece, then arrested both men.
Janow pleaded no contest to one felony count of grand theft of personal property, one misdemeanor count of destroying evidence and one misdemeanor count of resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer.
Witty faced the same counts, but all of them at a misdemeanor level only. He has already been sentenced to 180 days in jail and three years probation. Janow will do six months in jail with three years probation.
Walker’s death was particularly tragic since he was best known for starring the the Fast and Furious films, but died in a high-speed car crash. Police investigation revealed that the Porsche had been driven at speeds exceeding 80 miles per hour when it crashed. But it was not Walker who was driving, but his friend Rodas.