In the never-ending war between desperation and stupidity, it’s obvious that Kariem McFarlin is on the losing side of both of those things. McFarlin hit the crime jackpot when he walked past a Palo Alto, California, home undergoing renovation. There was no alarm, no lights, and no one was home. Hence, he broke in and started stealing. It wasn’t long before Kariem McFarlin realized he was robbing the late Steve Jobs.
Not only did that not deter him, it may have even encouraged him; McFarlin took Jobs’ drivers license, in addition to all his stuff. He grabbed iPods, iPads, Macs, iPhones, $60,000 worth of Tiffany jewelry, Cristal champagne, and even some kitchen appliances like a blender and a soda machine. Theft is one thing, but McFarlin really screwed up when he used the stolen Apple products to sync up his iTunes accounts. You may as well have just logged into your MySpace during the crime considering how easy that made it for cops to track you down.
“What an idiot,” said McFarlin’s former boss, Ross Rankin. ”There’s certain things you don’t do, and burglary is one of them, but burglarizing an icon like that, that just puts yourself pretty much in the deep hole.”
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