Exclusive: Robber breaks into Steve Jobs’ house, steals his wallet, and gets caught by incessantly updating Apple products
A down-on-his-luck, 35-year-old homeless man broke into Steve Jobs’ home with a spare key, stole a cache of pricey electronics, jewelry and even the late computer icon’s wallet with $1 inside, and got caught when the pilfered Apple hardware snitched to the company’s mainframe, according to police documents obtained exclusively by The Daily.
Wearing work gloves, Kariem McFarlin set down lawn furniture cushions outside the perimeter of the home in order to safely toss his take including: two iMacs, three iPads, one Apple TV, a Sodastream soda maker and various Tiffany jewels before fleeing away in his car.
McFarlin also found a wallet containing “Steve Jobs’ California Driver’s License, credit cards and personal items” and $1…
McFarlin was quickly caught after he plugged in the various hot Apple hardware, which contacted central servers to upgrade itself. A task force made of Apple security and local Palo Alto police quickly traced the hot goods back to McFarlin.
The recently released biography of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs isn’t the only thing that’s selling well in recent weeks. Apparently shoppers are snatching up the tech icon’s favorite eyeglasses too.
Sales of German-made Lunor Classic Rund PP eyeglasses have “dramatically increased,” since Jobs’ death. That’s according to The Wall Street Journal, which talked to Power Bloom, a distributor of the $450 eyewear. A Power Bloom representative told the outlet that the numbers sold are in the hundreds, representing a spike from typical sales of that particular model.
Apple Stores Are Now Closed in Memory of Steve Jobs
As you read this, Apple is closing its stores for a 90-minute tribute to Steve Jobs. The event is being held at Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters and webcast to the live to the stores, for employees only. This is shaping up as Apple’s day of mourning.
Presenting the cover of our special commemorative Steve Jobs issue. Dirk Barnett, Newsweek’s Creative Director, describes the choice:
We found this amazing photo in the Newsweek archives—famed fashion photographer Hiro photographed Steve Jobs for Newsweek in 1983. We felt this was a timeless ode to a business and cultural icon.
What do you think?
A tribute to Steve Jobs was posted in the window of the Apple store in Bethesda, Maryland, today, using the cover of the Oct. 6 edition of The Daily.
The Daily is honored and touched to have been used in someone’s memorial for the Apple co-founder and visionary.
RIP, Mr. Jobs.
“Steve Jobs was certainly not a singular man. He was not an—he was an island that touched so many people.”
Sarah Palin in an interview with Fox News’ Greta van Susteren, Oct. 5, 2011
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