The history of Stephen Paddock and his family has been under scrutiny since his horrifying attack in Las Vegas last month.
After the mass shooting, one of Stephen’s brothers Eric described his brother as being ‘the king of microaggression’, who would deliberately puff cigar smoke into the faces of those who were annoyed by it.
Bruce Paddock, the third brother, also has a history of felony accusations such as arson, theft and burglary.
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The men are children of a serial bank robber and former member of the FBI’s 10 most wanted list before his death in the 1980s.
Benjamin ‘Big Daddy’ Paddock was a bank robber who broke out of a correctional institute in 1968 and began using the aliases ‘Benjamin Erickson’ and ‘Bruce Erickson’ – a merging of his son’s names.
And now it has been revealed that Bruce Paddock has just been arrested for possession of child porn, according to TMZ.
Pictured below Eric Paddock on receiving the news of the Las Vegas shootings:
Bruce Paddock was taken into custody earlier this afternoon in North Hollywood at an assisted living home.
TMZ’s source tells them that cops were tipped that there was child porn on his computer and they obtained a search warrant.
It has been reported this investigation was underway before Stephen’s attack at the Route 91 Harvest music festival.
TMZ report that cops were trying to locate Bruce without much success, but after Stephen committed the atrocities in Vegas they received a tip he was living at an assisted living home.
The 57-year-old was wanted in LA for a ‘laundry list of violations‘. He was arrested for vandalism back in 2014.
He received 150 hours of community service but repeatedly tried to get this punishment reduced. He failed to turn up to a court date in 2016 which resulted in a judge issuing a warrant.
The other brother, Eric had previously made the following statement to MSNBC about his brother Stephen:
He’s not an avid gun guy at all. The fact he had those kind of weapons is just – where the hell did he get automatic weapons? He has no military background or anything like that.
He’s just a guy who lived in a house in Mesquite, drove down and gambled in Las Vegas. He did… stuff. Ate burritos.
Eric was interviewed outside his home in Orlando that he was ‘completely dumbfounded’ by the tragedy which killed 59 people and injured scores more.
Describing his 64-year-old brother as just someone who lives ‘in a house in Mesquite, drove down and gambled in Las Vegas’ Eric revealed that he called their mum prior to his assault on revellers nearby the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel.
He called his mother. I don’t understand. It makes [no sense]. There’s no… anything.
He was just a guy. Something happened, he snapped or something.
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) October 2, 2017
Describing the moment his family learned of the shocking news from Las Vagas, he added:
We got phone calls. We’re operating with the cops, the PD. This is like [if you] called me up and said ‘your next-door neighbour did this’ and I say ‘Wow, my next-door neighbour did this. All I’ve seen him do is mow his yard.’
The fact my brother did this… we don’t understand. This was done like he shot us. If he’d killed my kids I couldn’t be more dumbfounded.
I can show you the text. He said ‘How’s mom?’ That was it. I hope someone figures it out ’cause we’d like to know.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) October 2, 2017
More as this develops.