Barely weeks after the Apple co-founder’s home was broken into and valuables were taken back in July, evidence emerged pointing to one Kariem McFarlin. Police said the 35-year-old resident of Alameda stole items including a silver-colored iPad device that belonged to Steve Jobs. The mobile device was allegedly robbed from his home situated along Waverley Street.
Given to Kenny the Clown
The police said that Mr. McFarlin gave the iPad to his long-time friend, a 47-year-old man known as Kenny the Clown (whose real name is Kenneth Kahn). The professional clown recounts how his friend walked up to him and handed him the silver-colored iPad. Kahn was unaware that the iPad belonged to Steve Jobs until four days later when the police came asking for the device.
Kahn, a well-known street performer, had a brief opportunity to use the stolen iPad for his clown routine.
The Court Hearing
Although Kahn admits that his friend is not “any type of menace”, records held in the courts show McFarlin has pleaded guilty to different offenses in the past. The police have added that the offender has confessed to his crimes and will require a sum of $500,000 to bail himself out.
The Concerned Parties
With a case like this that involves one of Apple’s greatest inventors, Steve Jobs, one would expect both the family and his Apple counterparts to comment on the incident. But to date, none of them have come forward to issue a statement on the matter.