Steve Jobs' former home hit by burglary

The late Steve Jobs' former home in Palo Alto, California was the victim of a burglary In July and today it was reported that a man has been arrested and charged with stealing over $60,000 of computers and other items from the location

The Mercury News website reports that Kariem McFarlin, 35, of Alameda, was arrested on August 2 in relation to the crime. He has been charged with one count of residential burglary and selling stolen property. McFarlin allegedly took items from Jobs' former home on July 17th.

The news report seems to hint that McFarlin may not have even known that the home he was charged with breaking into was the former residence of Jobs, who died on October 5 after a long battle with cancer at the age of 56. The police report, which was released to the media over the weekend, did not indicate the details of what exactly was taken from Jobs' former home.

Meanwhile, McFarlin is in jail under a $500,000 bail charge. He is expected to appear in court on August 20th, where he will publicly enter a plea in his case. If he is convicted of the charge against him, he could face a maximum of seven years and eight months in jail.

Source: Mercury News

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trip21 said,
Agree. How is it evenn news, I'm sure over the last 24 hours you'll find a great number of homes were broken into!

But it's Steve Jobs. SSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEE JJJJJJJJJJJJJOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBBBBBSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's more important than the President!

benalvino said,
since when did this become a technology news...

Like him or hate him, Jobs was a technology entrepreneur. Thus, his home getting broken into is news, and the fact he was into technology makes it technology news. I'd have thought it's inclusion here was pretty self explanatory?

MASTER260 said,

But it's Steve Jobs. SSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEE JJJJJJJJJJJJJOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBBBBBBSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's more important than the President!

He is gone so he don't mean s**t now, though his legacy lives on. A legacy with bad intentions. A greedy apple is best thrown away, after being chewed on till nothing is left. hehe

If it was his former home, then one would assume he didn't live there anymore and someone else did, so the stuff taken wasn't his property. Unless the home was sold or something, even though he passed away and it belongs to his estate/family, it's still technically his home.

xendrome said,
If it was his former home, then one would assume he didn't live there anymore and someone else did, so the stuff taken wasn't his property. Unless the home was sold or something, even though he passed away and it belongs to his estate/family, it's still technically his home.

They mean former as in 'he didn't live there anymore because he's dead'. It is still his property.

episode said,
It is still his property.

Wait what? How can dead people still have property? If anything it's the property of those that received his Nachlass....

MFH said,

Wait what? How can dead people still have property? If anything it's the property of those that received his Nachlass....

His will has yet to be executed.

episode said,

They mean former as in 'he didn't live there anymore because he's dead'. It is still his property.


When jobs died, he lost possession and it was passed to another family member. Let the man RIP.

soldier1st said,

When jobs died, he lost possession and it was passed to another family member. Let the man RIP.

Not true. His estate has yet to be processed!