Breaking into and stealing from a dead guy's home ranks only slightly higher on the total pole of shame than robbing someone's grave. Be that as it may, it's being reported that the Palo Alto home of the late Steve Jobs was burglarized a month ago, during which time the robber stole over $60,000 worth of "computers and personal items."
Details or the burglary are just now coming to light, and on August 2, a suspect named Kariem McFarlin was arrested in connection with the crime. McFarlin is currently being held on $500,000 bail. If found guilty and convicted, he could face a potential prison sentence of up to seven years and eight months, a prison term that includes an additional year for "excessive taking of property."
Tom Flattery, a Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney, said that as far as he can tell, the burglary was "totally random." According to Mercury News
, burglaries in the Bay Area have apparently gone up by double-digits in the first half of 2012, prompting police in Palo Alto to launch a "Lock It or Lost It" campaign to encourage residents to stop leaving their doors and windows unlocked.
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away on October 5, 2011
at the age of 56 after battling pancreatic cancer.