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Father of Las Vegas mass killer Stephen Paddock was ‘psychopath’ bank robber who landed on FBI’s most-wanted list

October 2, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Father of Las Vegas mass killer Stephen Paddock was ‘psychopath’ bank robber who landed on FBI’s most-wanted list

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Father of Stephen Paddock was a serial felon who was on the FBI’s Most Wanted List

The father of Las Vegas mass killer Stephen Paddock was a bank robber in the 1960’s who escaped federal prison and landed himself on the FBI’s most-wanted list.

According to multiple reports, Benjamin Paddock, father of Stephen Paddock was a serial felon who was incarcerated for robbing banks in Arizona in 1960.

Benjamin Paddock escaped from prison in 1968 and remained on the lam for three years until the FBI apprehended him in 1971, according to a tweet from NBC News.

Law enforcement officials at the time, said when the FBI went to arrest the elder Paddock, he attempted to run down an agent with his car.

“Since he has utilized firearms in previous crimes, has employed violence in attempting to evade arrest and has been diagnosed as being psychopathic, [Benjamin] Paddock should be considered extremely dangerous,” Palmer M. Baker Jr., special agent in charge of the Phoenix FBI office, said at the time, according to the Tuscon Daily Citizen’s archival editions.

His son was a chip off the old block.

Stephen Paddock was responsible for the worst mass shooting in US history which left 58 people dead, over 500 wounded in Las Vegas Sunday Night.

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