Bank robber father of Las Vegas gunman born in Sheboygan

Patrick Benjamin Paddock the father of the Las Vegas concert shooter was a convicted bank robber on the FBI’s Most Wanted list

Patrick Benjamin Paddock the father of the Las Vegas concert shooter was a convicted bank robber on the FBI’s Most Wanted list

The Associarted Press reports Benjamin Hoskins Paddock operated an OR bingo parlor after escaping from prison in the late 1960s.

When authorities cornered him in Las Vegas, he attempted to run down an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent with his vehicle, according to press clippings. Known then under one of his many aliases, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, he got out of confinement and onto the FBI's Most Wanted List.

According to FOX News, Benjamin Paddock also went by nicknames like "Big Daddy" and "Old Baldy", and he was on the Top Ten Most Wanted list from 1969 to 1977 for bank robberies.

The FBI warning about the elder Paddock said he should be considered "armed and very risky".

NEWS REPORTING OR COMMENTARY ON FACTS DEPICTED IN IMAGE MUST BE USED WITHIN 14 DAYS FROM TRANSMISSION NO ARCHIVING NO LICENSING MANDATORY CREDIT

Police suspected Paddock had committed several Phoenix-area bank robberies, netting him a total of around $25,000.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents descended on the parlor "suddenly and without any warning" in 1978 to arrest Paddock, according to a court filing.

His son, Stephen, had at least 10 rifles in the hotel room on the Mandalay Bay's 32nd floor, where he had been staying since September 28, authorities said Monday.

It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. The Eugene Register-Guard reports that Patrick had changed his appearance and avoided law-enforcement during his years in Oregon.

Puerto Rican Student Association aids Hurricane Maria relief efforts
Those facilities will benefit not only those areas, but also the island as a whole, he pointed out. "Whatever, any little bit, we want to do it", Susan Ramirez, who donated supplies, said.

"We have no idea how or why this happened", Paddock's brother, Eric, told ABC News, adding that there is "exactly no reason for this" and that there are "no secrets in his [brother's] past".

He was convicted in 1961 and sentenced to 20 years at La Tuna prison outside of El Paso, Texas.

The brother of Stephen Paddock, the man behind the worst gun massacre in U.S. history, has revealed details about their family history.

Despite the escape, Paddock was paroled the following year and returned to Oregon.

Mercedes in search of lost speed at Suzuka
A win in Suzuka would move Hamilton a step closer to a third F1 title in four years with Mercedes and his fourth overall. The reigning world champion will be on Sky Sports as Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel go head-to-head.

He altered his appearance, shaving his head and growing a forked goatee, and changed his name to Bruce Werner Ericksen.

Talking outside his home in Waterford Lakes in east Orange County, Eric Paddock said he had no explanation for his brother's shooting rampage Sunday night.

"I didn't know him".

Netflix Raising Prices For US Subscribers Again
Notifications will be sent out to customers October 19 with a 30-day notification to allow customers to opt-out if they want. After two years without raising prices, online content provider Netflix is boosting the cost of certain subscription plans.

Recommended News

  • Barcelona: Thousands march against Catalan independence

    Barcelona: Thousands march against Catalan independence

    According to local authorities, in support of independence have voted more than 90% of voters, but the turnout was only 43%. In a sea of red-and-yellow Spanish and Catalan flags, protesters sent a clear message, shouting: "Catalonia is Spain".
    Las Vegas shooter booked rooms in hotel opposite another outdoor festival

    Las Vegas shooter booked rooms in hotel opposite another outdoor festival

    Sources confirmed to NBC 5 Investigates that Stephen Paddock booked two rooms at the Blackstone Aug. 1-3. He expects changes will be made at next year's Lollapalooza in light of the Las Vegas mass shooting .
    Dimuth Karunaratne Ton Puts Sri Lanka in Strong Position

    Dimuth Karunaratne Ton Puts Sri Lanka in Strong Position

    Pakistan will be playing to avoid a humiliating whitewash. "We were in a position from where we should have won the first Test. Pakistan are hosting Sri Lanka in a full series consisting of two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is.
  • Anger in Ghana after four die in fuel station fire, blasts

    Anger in Ghana after four die in fuel station fire, blasts

    Legon is a suburb of the capital, and is also home to the main campus of the University of Ghana. The explosion has kicked off a debate about the location of gas stations in residential areas.
    Delhi Congress wants Rahul Gandhi as Congress president, passes resolution

    Delhi Congress wants Rahul Gandhi as Congress president, passes resolution

    Recently, Congress leader Sachin Pilot had confirmed the news that Rahul Gandhi may take over as Congress president. Virbhadra Singh held a meeting with the government officials and Congress workers.
    Jazz G Exum could miss season with separated shoulder

    Jazz G Exum could miss season with separated shoulder

    Shooting guard Alec Burks and Raul Neto could see an increase in playing time if Exum misses an extended period of time. Exum has failed to develop the way most anticipated since Utah made him the fourth overall pick of the 2014 draft.
  • Visitors USA post first win over India

    Visitors USA post first win over India

    The Indian players played a relative offensive game in the second half compared to the first and had a few opportunities to score. Four out of the six teams that finish third will also get a chance to proceed into the next round determined by goal difference.
    Nirmala Sitharaman teaches Chinese soldiers how to say namaste

    Nirmala Sitharaman teaches Chinese soldiers how to say namaste

    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today conducted an aerial survey of the Doklam-Nathula area on the India-China border. In the video, the minister is seen explaining the meaning of " Namaste " to PLA soldiers stations along the border.
    Marvel's Runaways: First Trailer Unites The Teens Against Their Evil Parents

    Marvel's Runaways: First Trailer Unites The Teens Against Their Evil Parents

    Filming started back in February of this year and production is expected to wrap in a few weeks. Hulu will debut the first three episodes of The Runaways on November 21.
  • Costa Rica is the fifth time I qualified for the world Cup

    Costa Rica is the fifth time I qualified for the world Cup

    The United States moved into third place on 12 points on Friday with a 4-0 romp over Panama. One of those three teams will face either Syria or Australia for a place in the World Cup.
    Google Pixel 2: Does it Come With Headphones?

    Google Pixel 2: Does it Come With Headphones?

    According to Google, the Pixel Buds can translate 40 languages using Google's existing Google Translate technology . The wearer taps the right earbud and says something like, "Help me speak Spanish", and Google gets to work.
    UFC 216: Several streaks on the line on Saturday

    UFC 216: Several streaks on the line on Saturday

    And MMA hero Ferguson has revealed how close he was the atrocity and his reservations about competing so soon after the incident. These two arrogant, brash and incredibly talented lightweights grace the main event with another UFC interim belt on the line.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.