Finding someone to partner with was not easy for Gauthier and Ingley.
Inside the Theft of Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson’s Famous Sex Tape
Rolling Stone's Amanda Chicago Lewis says Gauthier spent that summer driving to Lee and Anderson's house several nights a week to case the place.
Instead, as a new in-depth piece in Rolling Stone explains, he ended up anonymous and alone -- while Lee's fame grew.
Lee and Anderson didn't notice that the safe was gone until Januarymeaning it and the legal obligations had become a distraction. Everything Lee and Anderson had done to try to stop the tape's dissemination had failed. He says he ended up working as a strong-arm lackey for the mob.