Burglar breaks into Steve Jobs' house, gets his driver's license, a bottle of Cris, and a whole lot of Apple gear

Burglar breaks into Steve Jobs' house, gets his driver's license, a bottle of Cris, and a whole lot of Apple gear
The house of Steve Jobs in Palo Alto has been burglarized July 17, shortly after it underwent a renovation, and was unoccupied at the time because of that. Kariem Mcfarlin, 35, has been arrested for the breaking and entering with a key he found in the garage, and is now locked up in county jail.

The San Jose Mercury News obtained the police report of what has been stolen from Steve Jobs' house, and the list is as follows:


Kariem says he saw the house being renovated and hopped over the fence, as it wasn't even guarded by alarms or anything, and suddenly realized whose house he is paying a visit to. The driver's license and a tailor-made Mac Mini alone would have landed him a pretty penny, but he apparently decided to hook up some of the loot to the Internet and use his iTunes account, so with the help of Apple investigators detecting the IP address, police raided his Alameda apartment to find much of what was stolen, and locked him up. 

The guy, a former San Jose State football player, has apparently run into hard times, sleeping in his car, and has started raiding houses for some quick cash.He even wrote a letter of appology to Steve Jobs' widow, but we'll see where that gets him, as he is currently under a half a million bail. As for the stolen iPads, he allegedly gave one to his daughter, and another one to a friend, which were the only items missing, but have subsequently been returned as well. 

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68 Comments

1. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

kitchen blender seriously

20. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

oops wrong spot

24. PhilTech

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 16, 2012

But wait!! There's more!! It's not just any regular blender it's a "NINJA!!" kitchen blender

25. dinzle

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

he wanted to see if his loot would blend!

29. DownHer

Posts: 8; Member since: May 21, 2012

What a dumbass

38. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

He Must be a Sammy FanBoy :P @@@

45. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

A bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal champagne. A Sodastream soda-making machine. A Ninja kitchen blender. A pair of Monster Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. HAAHAHAHAHA

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Man why must this happen? What ever happened to clean living. This is super crazy. I mean I never liked Steve Jobs, but to rob his house is just plain wrong. Why do people keep setting themselves back. Why not use that cunning for good & to better yourself then to keep holding yourself back? Some people are just so sad.

4. android_hitman unregistered

because people are stupid... we as a race we are prone to this kind of stuff :(

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Ultimately you are correct. It's a natural human deficiency in us. Cavemen did it, all the way to right now. It's just sad that we can't see this & make better decisions with our lives.

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its not just the human race, its most every creature in the world. Its accumulation of resources by any means possible.. survival of the fittest does not mean fair play. That said, this guy is a douche and a moron. What the hell. 1 in a million chance to get in and out of SJ's house without getting caught and he does it. Think about all the security systems that must have been OFF at that moment.... Then he's dumb enough to hook into SJ's online accounts!?! I'm not advocating robbery because thats BS lowlife crap to do, but seriously dont be such an idiot about it. Had he went and just pawned it or put it on Ebay he could have sold everything before it was even reported stolen. What a moron. I hope they throw the books at him just for stupidity.

33. e_photo867

Posts: 7; Member since: May 10, 2012

wish i could thumbs this up more times...this guy is a complete idiot and what he did was obviously wrong. But i guess if you're gonna do something this dumb, you're too dumb to be smart about it.

35. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

what he done was right.

42. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I agree, but what sets us apart from all other creatures is the ability to reason & conscience. An animal does it to survive & doesn't feel bad about it. Us as humans can make choices & see what a future outcome will be from our actions. I mean he knew 2 possible outcomes from his heist. Either he would get away with it or he would get caught. He made his choice & now he is in the news. This person is sad because he knew this was bad but did it anyways. Again a human deficiency.

19. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I agree. As an african-american male, this really set US back because this is how society looks at us and im tired of it. Plus, you rob a man that passed away almost a year ago?? HOW STUPID CAN YOU BE????? I understand hard times (and we've all been thru that), but i wouldnt steal to make ends meet. im tired of giving people, especially within my own race, a pass. he needs to do what everyone does..............GET A DAMN JOB!!! he receives no sympathy from me.

31. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

I agree. But what makes you think he hasn't tried, or was trying? How do you know he hasn't reached the breaking point? A judge hasn't even tried this case yet, yet most people on this board already feel they have enough evidence to put this guy away for life. SAD

37. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

i dont think that he should be put away for life, but "if you do the crime, do the time" Id say that he'd do about 3-5 yrs and hopefully he'll learn his lesson after that

43. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

If he does do full 3-5 to life in the California penal system, I'll be very disappointed. Not that he doesn't deserve it, but I'm sure there other convicted thieves that are multiple offenders that has done less time, or released early. Though I wouldn't be surprised, if it's because he robbed STEVE JOBS - god of men, and savior of humanity

51. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

he admitted he's been stealing from people for a while. That's a person that decided stealing was better than working. If they connect him to other robberies he will be going away for even longer. Besides the value of the stuff that he stole puts him under grand larceny in California (above 400 in value), which makes it a federal crime. The guy is likely going bye-bye for a good while.

47. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

3-5 years?? did you read how much stuff he stole?? LOL dude that's MORE than enough to be a felon This guy could very well be doing life beind bars...

49. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

COULD........but he will most likely get off easier than that because its his first offense :)

53. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

really? you need more evidence? Stealing (especially this much stuff) is not justifiable by any means. @Jerediah3: I feel you bro, as a PuertoRican I can also relate.

50. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

you all make valid points. i dont live in california so I dont know what their criminal system is like........either way, he's going to jail for a while lol

22. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

hey nothing else to say but it's not a perfect world we live in... smh

28. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

He was a football player that never made the cut and has now hit rock bottom, living in his car. Going from a life of semi-luxury, State football player, and hitting rock bottom, I'm surprised he just robbed a house.

3. dejanmanas

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

A pair of Monster Beats by Dr. Dre headphones ??? He's not using the earphones which come with all Apple products? Maybe he got them when he bought HTC Sensation ... :)

6. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

...seems like steve (or another resident) liked late-night infomercials. Sodastream and a Ninja Glad they caught the theif. Hard times doesn't justify theft and burglary

8. darryl12132

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 29, 2012

thats just wrong...

9. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Steve was not there ?

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Tell me you're joking...

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