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In a bizarre twist Steve Jobs' stolen iPad was briefly into the hands of Kenny The Clown, playing the "Pink Panther" theme

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In a bizarre twist Steve Jobs' stolen iPad was briefly into the hands of Kenny The Clown, playing the
Remember that burglary Kariem McFarlin did on SJ's house in Palo Alto July 17 that we told you about yesterday? There we learned that among the $60, 000 loot were two iPads that belonged to Steve, and one of them was given to McFarlin's daughter, while the other he gave to a friend.

And that friend was none other but Kenneth Kahn, aka Kenny the Clown, who used Apple's iconic CEO tablet for his clown routine, entertaining the local kids with the "Pink Panther" theme song, as well as Michael Jackson tunes.

Police got back the iPad from him after Apple investigators locked the burglar by his IP address, and Kenny the Clown commented:
It would be like getting a football from Joe Montana that was stolen out of his house. It's bizarre; it's really bizarre. I didn't notice anything special or anything like that. It was silver; it looked normal. I was basically using it like an iPod.
We guess this experience beats for Mr Kahn the times he was a candidate for mayor of Alameda in 2006 and 2010, as well as San Francisco in 2007: "It still hasn't really 100 percent set in for me. It was Steve Jobs' iPad -- literally," said Kahn. "If this thing weren't so tragic, it would be comical."

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posted on 17 Aug 2012, 09:52 5

1. Orbitman (Posts: 110; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


cool story bro

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 10:10 10

2. tedkord (Posts: 4504; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


A would be politician friends with a criminal? That's unusual.

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 10:11 4

3. Aeires (unregistered)


Lol, you can't write this stuff. Classic made for TV material right there.

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 13:44 2

4. -box- (Posts: 3749; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


And yet police are rarely so tenacious when it comes to the stolen/lost claims of normal folk...

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 17:48 2

5. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Being involved in LE part time myself, had it been a run of the mill citizen who had his home broken into at most he would have received a report number for whatever insurance or tax purposes. Sad,but that's just the way it goes.

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 18:13 1

6. joey18 (Posts: 511; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


Tea party

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 22:09 1

7. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


It's commonly known as "irony."

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 06:27

8. justme (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


The original story said that the burglar was on hard times and sleeping in his car. Either "Kenny" doesn't know much about his so-called friend's circumstances and they're not that close, or he should have wondered why a destitute guy was giving him an iPad. Either way, on some level, he should have known something wasn't right.

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