A silver 64GB iPad that was stolen out of Steve Jobs’ home turned up in the hands of a clown who said he had no idea it belonged to the late co-founder of Apple, a newspaper reported Friday.
Kenny the Clown, whose real name is Kenneth Kahn, said he used the iPad during his clown routine until police arrived at his door and confiscated it. During the three or four days he had it, he did little more than load iTunes to play the Pink Panther theme song and Michael Jackson music, the San Jose Mercury News reported.
Kahn obtained the iPad from his friend Kariem McFarlin of Alameda, California, police said, according to the newspaper. McFarlin is accused of stealing not only the iPad, but also iPods, other computers, jewelry and even the wallet and driver’s license of the legendary Apple chief executive, who died in October.
McFarlin allegedly used a key he found on the property to break into the home in July. McFarlin was arrested August 2 and police say he has confessed to the crime.
The newspaper quoted Kahn as saying he thought McFarlin had given him an old device he wanted to get rid of after purchasing a newer model.
“It still hasn’t really 100 per cent set in for me. It was Steve Jobs’ iPad – literally,” said Kahn, adding that his friend was not a “menace,” rather someone who “just made the worst mistake of his life.”
Apple and the Jobs family have declined to comment, according to the newspaper. McFarlin remains in custody in lieu of 500,000 dollars bail.