Las Vegas suspect’s father was gambler, bank robber and on FBI’s Most Wanted list for 8 years

Las Vegas shooting suspect Stephen Paddock didn’t have a criminal history, but his father was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list from 1969 to 1977.

Why was he on the FBI’s Most Wanted list?

Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, father of Stephen Paddock, was indicted in 1960 on three counts of robbing Phoenix branches of Valley National Bank, the Arizona Republic reported on Oct. 6, 1960. He was accused of stealing close to $25,000 and was arrested in Las Vegas after his third bank robbery.

Benjamin Paddock escaped a federal prison in La Tuna, Texas, on Dec. 31, 1968, having served eight years of a 20-year sentence, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

About six months later, Benjamin Paddock was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list and the FBI described him as a “diagnosed psychopath and is considered ‘extremely dangerous,’” the Arizona Republic reported June 11, 1969.

Paddock remained on the Most Wanted list until 1977, Newsweek reported.

The following year,

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