Steve Jobs, one of the founders and CEO of Apple, passed away in October 2011 from pancreatic cancer. He was 56 at the time. Most often, he spent time at home in the city of Palo Alto. On July 17, 2012, a thief climbed into a mansion that was being renovated and took out all the computer equipment.
The total amount of damage caused was approximately $ 60,000. The thief's trophies included several iPhones, iPods, iPads, MacBooks, and jewelry. The purse of the deceased owner also fell into the hands of the criminal, which contained Steve Jobs's driver's license and a one dollar bill.
However, the culprit did not manage to rejoice in good prey for long. Apple's security team easily tracked him down when a thief went online from one of the stolen devices. Employees of the world famous brand were able to locate the robber using the ip-address. He was detained and handed over to the police.
It turned out that Steve Jobs' home in Palo Alto was robbed by a former professional footballer, 35-year-old Karim McFirlin. According to him, he had no idea whose house he had climbed into. Karim was in dire need of finance and planned to get money at any cost. It was at this moment that a house being repaired caught his eye. Deciding that there was no one, he opened the lock with a master key and took away everything that he considered valuable.
The guilt of the former football player who robbed Steve Jobs's house was confirmed by his acquaintance. Karim McFirlin paid off the clown Kenneth Kahn with the stolen iPad in return for a $ 300 debt. An unsuspecting man went online and downloaded a Michael Jackson song. After that, the police immediately came to his house, suggesting that he was involved in the robbery of Steve Jobs's house. After clarification of all the circumstances, suspicions from "Kenny the clown" were removed.
In turn, the former footballer who robbed Steve Jobs's home repented and wrote a frank confession. Also, Karim McFirlin compiled a letter for Jobs' widow, Lauren Powell Jobs, in which he apologized for the moral and material damage caused. She, in turn, did not withdraw her statement of theft. Preliminary court hearings in the case of the former footballer were held on August 20.