How Steve Jobs' iPad wound up in a clown's clutches

Following the report of Steve Jobs' house getting burglarized is news that the late Apple CEO's iPad ended up in the hands of a local clown. And what did the clown use it for? Apparently, he used it as a giant iPod to entertain Bay Area children and tourists. Go figure.

Kenneth Kahn who goes by the professional name "Kenny the Clown" didn't know that the iPad given to him by burglar Kariem McFarlin belonged to Steve Jobs. Boy was he surprised when police showed up at his door demanding the iPad (64GB) back.

So what does Steve Jobs' iPad look like? Maybe it has a special engraving? What kind of apps did he use? Eh, it looks like Kahn didn't really bother to check:

"I didn't notice anything special or anything like that," said Kahn, adding he had the iPad for three or four days before police asked for it back. "It was silver; it looked normal. I was basically using it like an iPod."

It's still unclear which iPad Steve Jobs was rocking. Was it an iPad 1 or iPad 2? I mean, the guy had been suspected of using older software and hardware, even when new iOS updates and devices were out.

McFarlin is currently charged with stealing a MacBook, a Mac Mini, three iPads, two iPhones and an Apple TV. In addition to the Apple hardware, McFarlin stole Jobs' wallet, a Sodastream maker, $60,000 worth of Tiffany & Co. jewelry, a Ninja blender, a pair of Beats headphones and a bottle of Cristal champagne.

Even in his grave, nobody messes with Jobs' gear. Nobody.

Update: Macworld has a fantastic write up on how the police tracked down and recovered Jobs' iPad.

Via MercuryNews

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