a reply to: Boadicea
There is quite a lot about this case that isn't making any sense to me. The government employment is a really interesting aspect of the case, for
While Paddock's motive remains unclear, authorities were putting together a more complete picture of his work history and past. Paddock worked as
a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, an IRS agent and in an auditing department over a 10-year period. A spokeswoman for the Office of
Personnel Management told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Paddock’s employment included about two years as a mail carrier from 1976 to 1978.
After that, he worked as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service for six years until 1984. And then he worked a defense auditing job for about 18
months. He graduated from college in 1977 from Cal State Northridge and also worked for a defense contractor in the late 1980s.
Government employment, and yet he's reported as being surly and reclusive? Perhaps the neighbors weren't really neighbors, and that place was a front
of sorts? Multiple homes, after all, right? How do we know which ones were real homes, and if some were used for other purposes?
I have issues with the timeline reported, as well. I recall reading something about a 200+ round firefight with police, in the hotel, yet now that
data seems to be gone, and the official timelines do not report any
gunfire between hi and the cops. Instead, we are told there was a security
guard on the floor, who claims Paddock shot him through the door, and so he, the guard, was able to report the exact room. Room, note, not rooms.
They didn't see to know about the second door - assuming an adjoining room - till after they breached the first one. Plus, the wounded guard - shot
in the leg
, aided in clearing other rooms on the floor. So, could someone have exited the second room, before the police entered the first?
Seems quite possible! Also, if the guard - whom police don't say was armed or not, and some report unarmed - was wounded, why did Paddock not simply
leave, since a wounded guard would be easy to get past? We don't know how long before the cops arrive on the floor the guard was shot, either. Seems
odd that a shooter police state planned to escape would instead shoot himself, because of one wounded guard, when he had multiple rooms, and could
easily have fled. The guard didn't even know what he looked like, so he could have left via the next room, claiming he was afraid of being shot.
Shooting himself makes no sense at all.
Now we have a missing, high powered rifle, purchased and not located? I'd guess it wasn't in the home, either, as some weapons were?
His brother, I believe it was, claimed he wasn't a gun guy at first?
He worked for the government, but had a bank robber father, and a brother with a criminal record? Defense contracts?? What, no clearance required?
Something off there. Seems that could disqualify someone. Shady financial dealings could as well. Was that all after those jobs?
The girlfriend is shady, too. She's being portrayed as a victim, by family, but she's from a place with a lot of known Islamic activity, and it's
been claimed he had connections to ISIS. He's also been shown in pics wearing one of those pink "cat" hats, at some Leftist protest or another. Yet
this woman was totally clueless, even though they supposedly lived together? Conveniently out of the country, too, when the shooting took place? Now
we are told she was denied using his casino card for expenses, but before we were told he was using hers at the hotel?
I have even read that some records, such as valet receipts, show he could have been in the hotel days before the officially reported date of the
Far too many questions here.