“What would you do if you had Steve Jobs’ iPad? Kenny the Clown, who had the late Apple co-founder’s tablet 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,” Mike Rosenberg reports for The San Jose Mercury News.

“Instead, he loaded iTunes to play the ‘Pink Panther’ theme song and Michael Jackson, using the magical device to entertain Bay Area kids and tourists during his clown routine,” Rosenberg reports. “He had no idea the device came from the fabled Jobs residence until after the friend who gave him the gadget was charged with breaking into the CEO’s Palo Alto home. By then, the cops had already shown up at his door and 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 resident, gave Kahn a silver 64GB iPad that was stolen out of the Waverley Street home on July 17. McFarlin also allegedly gave another iPad to his daughter, and both devices were returned to the Jobs family after McFarlin was arrested on Aug. 2, police said,” Rosenberg reports. “McFarlin is accused of stealing iPods, Macs, Tiffany & Co. Jewelry, and even Jobs’ wallet and driver’s license.”

Rosenberg reports, “McFarlin, who police say confessed to the crime, remained in jail Thursday in lieu of $500,000 bail. Apple and the Jobs family have declined to comment. ‘It still hasn’t really 100 percent set in for me. It was Steve Jobs’ iPad — literally,” Kahn said. “If this thing weren’t so tragic, it would be comical.’”

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MacDailyNews Take: Would have been funny if Ballmer T. Clown was found with it instead.

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