The father of Stephen Paddock — the gunman accused of killing dozens of people at a country music concert in Las Vegas — was a convicted bank robber and on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list, according to the family.
Eric Paddock, who is Stephen Paddock’s brother and lives east of Orlando, told the New York Daily News that their father, Benjamin, was arrested in a 1960 bank robbery in Arizona. He made off with several thousand dollars.
Benjamin Hoskins Paddock escaped from prison in the late 1960s, according to the Arizona Republic. He was added to the FBI’s list of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and described as “psychopathic’” with suicidal tendencies. He was captured nearly a decade later while managing a bingo parlor and using an assumed name.
Benjamin Paddock, whose nicknames included “Chromedome” and “Old Baldy,” died