It seems like the apple didn’t fall too far from the Paddock family tree. Stephen Craig Paddock’s father was a reported ‘psychopath’ whom was on the FBI’s most-wanted list.
The father’s name is Benjamin Hoskins Paddock and was a ‘serial bank robber and con-man who a 1960s FBI escaped prisoner poster described as “psychopathic” and “extremely dangerous,”‘ reports the Daily Wire.
The FBI considered him so dangerous he remained on the most-wanted list several years after his break out from prison. Benjamin was serving a 20-year sentence for robbing multiple Arizona banks.
“Since he has utilized firearms in previous crimes, has employed violence in attempting to evade arrest and has been diagnosed as being psychopathic, [Benjamin Hoskins] Paddock should be considered extremely dangerous,” states a flyer posted in 1968 of the escaped federal prisoner.
The NY Post notes that Benjamin Paddock spent “nearly three years on the run before the FBI caught up to him in Las Vegas in 1971, at which point he tried to run down an agent with his car.”
He was incarcerated in 1960 and broke out in 1968.
Fox News goes into detail on Paddock’s “colorful life of crime and deception“:
Paddock was indicted in 1960 on three counts of robbing Phoenix branches of Valley National Bank, the Arizona Republic reported on Oct. 6 that year. He was accused of stealing close to $25,000 and was caught in the summer of 1960 by FBI agents after returning to Arizona from Las Vegas.
The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Paddock was convicted and slapped with a 20-year prison sentence, but the lengthy jail term was cut short when he busted out of a federal prison in Texas in 1969, the Eugene Register-Guard reported. …
About six months after the escape, Paddock was involved in an armed robbery at a bank in San Francisco and in September 1978, he was awaiting trial related to charges from that incident, according to the Oregon newspaper.
His son, Stephen, is responsible for the deaths of over 50 people and injuring 400 more. Making this mass shooting the worst in modern American history.