Steve Wozniak: "Steve Jobs and I Were Once Robbed at Gunpoint Outside a Pizza Parlor"

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Were Apple’s co-founders robbed at gunpoint outside a pizza parlor? That, at least, is what Steve Wozniak told Jimmy Fallon and Seth Rogen during a game of “True Confessions” on Friday’s episode of The Tonight Show.


Fallon, an expert interrogator, managed to extract a lot of details about the incident during the one-minute question and answer period. It took place in Sunnyvale, California in 1972. The two young tech entrepreneurs were about to drive away in Steve Jobs’ Dodge Dart, having just eaten a pepperoni pizza.

“Steve ate pepperoni,” Fallon asked incredulously?

“This is Steve Zero,” Wozniak replied. “Before Apple.”

The incident took on an extra significance after the interrogation was over, when Wozniak elaborated that the man with the gun. “only stole one thing, one of these little devices for making free calls that I had built, and then he came back to the car and gave us his name and phone number. I think he was half honest—he said he wanted to pay for it but he didn’t have the money right now.”

Skip to 6:25 in the video below to hear the entire confession.

The other, other, actually good Steve Jobs film starring Rogen as Woz hits theaters Friday.

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Declan Hackett

More likely Woz was robbed, and Steve and the guy with the gun split the contents of his wallet 50:50!

And then Jobs looked for a 50% licensing fee from his accomplice…