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How Steve Jobs’ iPad Landed in the Hands of Kenny the Clown

What would you do if you had Steve Jobs’ iPad? Kenny the Clown, who had the late Apple co-founder’s tablet computer all to himself for a few days this month, didn’t play any games, surf the Net or check for any top-secret corporate documents.

Instead, he loaded iTunes to play the Pink Panther theme song and Michael Jackson, using the magical device to entertain San Francisco Bay Area kids and tourists during his clown routine.

He had no idea the device came from Jobs’ residence until after the friend who gave him the gadget was charged with breaking into the CEO’s Palo Alto, Calif., home. By then, the police had already taken it away.

“It would be like getting a football from Joe Montana that was stolen out of his house,” said the 47-year-old professional clown, whose real name is Kenneth Kahn. “It’s bizarre; it’s really bizarre.”

Police said Kariem McFarlin, a 35-year-old Alameda, Calif., resident, gave Kahn a silver 64GB iPad that was stolen out of Jobs’ home on July 17. McFarlin also allegedly gave another iPad to his daughter. Both devices were returned to the Jobs family after McFarlin was arrested Aug. 2, police said.

McFarlin is accused of stealing iPods, Macs, Tiffany & Co. jewelry, and even Jobs’ wallet and driver’s license by using a spare key he found on the property to break into the home…

Read more: The Columbus Dispatch

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