Unaware of the device’s provenance, Kenny — whose real name is Kenneth Kahn — clowned around with it for days, entertaining tourists, until McFarlin’s arrest. After that, police came calling and recovered the iPad from Kahn, who had assumed it was just a hand-me-down from a friend who’d upgraded to the new iPad (a mime would have kept his mouth shut …).
“It still hasn’t really 100 percent set in for me. It was Steve Jobs’s iPad — literally,” Kahn told the Mercury News, which first reported the story. “If this thing weren’t so tragic, it would be comical.”