Steve Jobs' Stolen iPad Ends up With Local Clown

"Kenny the Clown" had no idea the iPad may have belonged to Jobs

By Patrick Hickey Jr.
|  Friday, Aug 17, 2012  |  Updated 1:46 PM EDT
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Steve Jobs' Stolen iPad Ends up With Local Clown

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More than $60,000 of iMacs, iPads and jewelery were stolen from Jobs' home last month

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One of Steve Jobs' lost iPads has been found. In the hands of a local clown.

Alameda resident Kenneth Kahn was given a 64-gig iPad from Jobs' Palo Alto home on July 17, authorities told the Mercury News Friday. The man who gave Kahn the device, Kariem McFarlin was arrested on Aug. 2 for allegedly breaking into Jobs' home.

Kahn performs in the Bay Area as Kenny the Clown. Authorities say he used the device to play the "Pink Panther" theme song and Michael Jackson during his routine.

The Apple co-founder's home was burglarized in July with more than $60,000 in property stolen including iMacs, iPads and jewelry.

Kahn, 47, said he had no idea the iPad may have belonged to Jobs. At the time, Kahn believed it was a gift from McFarlin, who he coached in high school more than a decade ago. After McFarlin graduated, the two became friends, according to Kahn.

"I didn't notice anything special or anything like that," Kahn told the Mercury News. "It was silver; it looked normal. I was basically using it like an iPod."

McFarlin allegedly gave another Jobs iPad to his daughter. Both devices were returned to authorities a few days later.

Jobs' wallet was also stolen in the heist, but only had $1 in it, police said.

McFarlin is due in court on Monday and remains in jail on $500,000 bail. Kahn said his friend wasn't a "menace." He simply made a "terrible mistake."

"It still hasn't really 100 percent set in for me. It was Steve Jobs' iPad -- literally," Kahn said. "If this thing weren't so tragic, it would be comical."

Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011 from complications from pancreatic cancer.

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