1/ The Ogden – This is going to be a long thread, because we received some new details about the Ogden in Wednesday's release, and I'm going to break it down for you because it's important. #LasVegasShooting
2/ The Ogden is some of the strongest evidence that other people were somehow involved. Paddock rented FOUR condos (not three), with four overlapping nights. And that's just at the Ogden.
3/ His room at Mandalay overlapped with the Ogden for 3 additional nights, which means he had duplicate rooms for SEVEN different nights leading up to the attack, and one of those nights, 9/21, he actually had three condos rented, and he didn't even sleep at the Ogden that night!
The Bus Stop: "Say a prayer before what's about to happen tonight." 10:03pm, 2 minutes before the attack, and he was looking at the Mandalay Bay while he said it. (PDF 1, pg 44) #LasVegasShooting
Route 91 Entrance: "Be safe tomorrow, I don't want you to get hurt." Said the night before the attack. A man walked up to two ushers working the main gate and said that to each of them separately. (Pdf 26, pg 38) #LasVegasShooting
"Josep.."-On PDF 11, pg 108, a Mandalay Bay security guard recounts "15-20" people being evacuated from Paddock's hall… #LasVegasShooting
That began shortly after 10:41, and took less than 10 minutes. They didn't evacuate all the way down to Paddock's room. For example, the room right next to 32-134 didn't get evacuated until after they breached the suite, because they didn't want to get too close to Paddock's door
It's unclear how many names they wrote down, and if those names were even real names. When they interviewed the security guard who was supposed to be writing down names, he said "Well I got some of 'em." (PDF 9, pg 29) #LasVegasShooting
In 2016, right after moving into his new house in Mesquite, Paddock had a neighbor named Rick. Rick was an ex-Marine, and Rick and his friend Steve would go to the corner bar after work, where Paddock would be sitting at the bar playing bar-top video poker… #LasVegasShooting
Rick and Steve played video poker too, and drank beers with Paddock whilst making small talk. During this small talk, Rick told Paddock that he'd been in the Marine Corps, and they even talked about guns, but strangely, Paddock never mentioned that he owned even a single gun...
Paddock never talked politics with Steve, until one day when Steve came in wearing a Trump shirt. This was before Trump was even the official candidate, months before the election. During small talk about the t-shirt, Paddock said he was a Trump fan too...
"Koop… KOOP"-PDF 2 pg 118: DK, is Det. D. Koop, and JM is Det. J. McLemor. JB is the victim in the hospital who they’re interviewing. So I put Det. or Victim under the names, because it’s confusing in this clip... #LasVegasShooting
What do you think the big secret was? Bump stocks? I don't think so, because bump stocks hit the news 22 hours before this interview. Is there something about one of the guns that we still don't know? #LasVegasShooting
Campos didn't see the room-service cart, he was told by others after the fact that it's how Paddock saw him. But Paddock also had the peephole cam. Why does everyone assume Campos missed the cart when the simplest answer is that it wasn't out in the hallway yet? #LasVegasShooting
That would mean it wasn’t in the hallway when the shooting began, and THAT implies Paddock wasn’t alone. It implies that the 32-134 door was opened after it was bolted at 9:46pm, but before SWAT opened it at 11:30pm... #LasVegasShooting
It implies that Campos interrupted something, which caused the shooter(s) to begin prematurely… which further implies that there could have been a different (more expansive) plan, one which had to be abandoned after shooting at Campos down the hallway... #LasVegasShooting
"While Jake Owen was playing… Hispanic female in her 50s and male in his 20s… stated "there are people all around and you're all going to die." –Officer J. Williams, Homeland Security Division, PDF 15, pg 35 #LasVegasShooting
Officer Williams then went to the Live Nation Command Post and viewed footage of "the female who made threats prior to the shooting… and forwarded to Counter Terrorism." PDF 16, pg 149 I wonder if she was identified. #LasVegasShooting
"2 women on the hay bales,on highest pile holding cell phone up: "These stupid f-ing white people,they are going to know how it feels,they deserve this,wait until later. Woohoo, like shooting fish in a barrel, are you getting this baby?" tl.gd/n_1sqhprt#LasVegasShooting
PDF 17, pages 13 & 14 are the statement of Officer K. Parenteau, who from the time he arrived on-scene until he was released at 5:40am the morning of 10/2, had the duty of calling back people who had called 9-1-1 and may have more information.
One of the people he called back was Marilou Danley's ex-brother-in-law, who had called to give the police the phone # of someone he obviously thought might be involved. For some reason, he must have immediately thought of this person when he saw the news, and called in the tip.
@Eric_MA_Peters You mean besides clothes for him and three females, 6,000 bullets, 70 mags, bunch of tools, tool boxes & hardware, 4 computers, 4 phones, Anran home security system "in box", misc. vacuum hoses, snorkel gear, vase and flowers, vibrator, baby monitor, binoculars & spotting scope?
@Eric_MA_Peters I can only speculate what else he might have brought, but here's how I do it. I imagine I'm him. What might I foresee as risks in such an attack? What could I buy that might mitigate such risks? Things that might have been passed out already and therefore not found in the suite.
@Eric_MA_Peters This is of course wild speculation, so for entertainment purposes only.
I might think that if anyone got taken alive, he might talk. That might be a risk that everyone involved would want to mitigate, others even more so than Paddock, since he'd have to disappear regardless.
1/ "Tony"-Pdf 25, pg 21-22 & pdf 5, pg 85; 2 statements from the same Uber driver. 1st @ 12:57AM on 10/2 @ CCAC, and then he gave a longer statement at 3:25AM @ PDHQ on MLK Bl, suggesting he was pretty confident his story was related to the shooting. #LasVegasShooting
2/ His story: Fri., 9/29, 7pm, picked up Caucasian man (5’ 9” 190 lbs, black hair) and woman (5’ 4” 120 lbs brown hair) from airport, claimed to be military “from all over” and mentioned that Vegas wasn’t prepared for a terrorist attack like Paris and Belgium.
3/ Had been to Vegas recently and noticed it would be easy for someone to shoot up the place. Driver suggested there are more police than you might think and “Tony” doubled down to disagree.
@Eric_MA_Peters 1/ An arms deal would never include bump stocks. Anyone who knows anything about guns knows bump stocks are toys, gimmicks, used by amateurs, not in assault or combat. I can think of one reason for 14 ARs with bump stocks, and that's a ground level turkey shoot by 14 amateurs.
@Eric_MA_Peters 2/ An arms deal would never include 6,000 rounds pre-loaded. You wouldn't store or transport ammo in mags. 70+ pre-loaded mags means one thing, they were intended to be used on-site.
@Eric_MA_Peters 3/ An arms deal wouldn't include loaded mags in every gun. Every gun had a mag in it, and they were loaded. Only one reason for that, and it's not an arms deal.
2/ The article cites two witnesses. Let's deal with them one at a time. #1: "One woman says she sat near Paddock in a diner just a few days before the shooting"
She was very specific about the date and time. It was 9/28, between 4 and 6pm.
It was not Paddock. She was mistaken.
3/ Paddock was 90 miles away in Mesquite during that entire time. He didn't return to Las Vegas until 9:46pm when he was seen bringing two more suitcases up to his room. A half hour later he started gambling in the casino where he stayed all night.