LAS VEGAS (CBS/AP) — Las Vegas shooting suspect Stephen Craig Paddock’s father was a notorious bank robber who tried to run down an FBI agent with his car in Las Vegas in 1960 and was on the agency’s most wanted list after escaping from a federal prison in Texas in 1969.
Paddock was a teen when an FBI poster issued after the escape said his father Benjamin Hoskins Paddock had been “diagnosed as psychopathic.”
The FBI warning about the elder Paddock said he should be considered “armed and very dangerous.” He had been serving a 20-year sentence for a string of Phoenix bank robberies.
He was caught in 1978, living under an assumed name in Oregon, where he managed a bingo parlor, according to a news report from after his arrest in the Eugene Register-Guard newspaper.
“He managed to escape detection by changing his appearance and avoiding contact with law enforcement agencies