Las Vegas (CBS Local) — In an odd twist, the father of the accused Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, was a convicted bank robber who was once on the FBI’s Most Wanted list after escaping prison in the 1960’s.
The revelation came in an interview with Paddock’s brother, Eric, earlier Monday. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, who also went by Patrick Benjamin Paddock, robbed the the Valley National Bank in Phoenix in 1960. He was arrested in Las Vegas that year and tried to run an FBI agent over with his car before he was captured.
After escaping from a federal prison in La Tuna, Texas, he was placed on the most-wanted list. He had severed eight years of his 20-year sentence. The elder Paddock was removed from the most-wanted list in 1977 and captured in Springfield, Oregon, in 1978. He had opened a bingo parlor for a