A bizarre news has been circulating the internet today. A thief broke in to the house of Steve Jobs and stole computers as well as personal items believed to be worth about $60,000. The police already have suspects in custody however the Jobs’ family will no doubt be irked about someone rummaging through their belongings, in their own house. Steve Jobs’ house is located in Palo Alto, California.
Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs passed away last year in October. The personal life of Jobs’ and his family was often away from the public limelight. This is partly due to the fact that Steve Jobs’ did not live like other CEOs. While other CEOs had constant security details at their residences as well as on the road, Steve drove himself around without any security escort and his house too was devoid of any high profile security. For a man worth $8.5 billion, Steve Jobs lived a relatively simple life.
According to the information provided by the Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Tom Flattery to San Jose Mercury News, the thief broke in to Steve Jobs’ house on July 17. The items he stole are said to be worth $60,000. While police had several suspects in custody, one Kariem McFarlin was arrested on August 2nd. Kariem was arraigned on August 7 and was sent to the county jail. Bail was set at $500,000 which Kariem failed to post. His hearing in court is scheduled for next month. If convicted, he can face prison time of up to seven years and eight months.
The whole case has been shielded from the media for obvious reasons. Though it is believed that Kariem did not know who the house belonged to. The Jobs’ home is currently under renovation and the family was not present at the time of robbery. The presence of scaffolding as well as other renovation equipment might have made breaking in a bit easy for Kariem. It is also not known whether the items stolen were personal belongings of the late Steve Jobs or whether they were the belongings of his family.
It would indeed be sad if personal belongings of Steve Jobs were stolen and later resold by the thief. The man was a genius, an amazing inventor and literally the supreme leader of Apple till his very last days. Items belonging to him have great sentimental value to not only the family, but his millions of fans across the world.