Clown Wound Up With Steve Jobs' Stolen iPad

He unwittingly received it from his burglar friend
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2012 1:04 PM CDT
In this Jan. 27, 2010 file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off the new iPad during an event in San Francisco.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
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(Newser) – When his buddy gave him a 64GB iPad, Kenny the Clown immediately began using it in his act. "I didn't notice anything special or anything like that. It was silver; it looked normal," he tells the San Jose Mercury News. He loaded it up with songs he'd clown to, like the Pink Panther theme song, or Michael Jackson. "I was basically using it like an iPod."

It wasn't until police showed up three or four days later that he discovered the iPad had previously belonged to Steve Jobs himself. His friend, Kariem McFarlin, allegedly stole it while burglarizing the late Apple magnate's mansion. Kenny, whose real name is Kenneth Kahn, says he coached McFarlin's high school basketball team more than a decade ago, and they'd stayed close. "He's a nice guy," he says, "who made a horrible, horrible decision." (Read more iPad stories.)

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