Las Vegas Strip shooter once sued casino over slip and fall incident
LAS VEGAS (KSNV NEWS3LV) —
The shooter who police say opened fire, killing 59 people and injuring more than 500 others, also once sued the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino.
Stephen Paddock said he slipped and fell. The incident was caught on camera. The Strip property released video of the incident on Tuesday. The six-year-old grainy and dark surveillance video from the incident is now getting a lot of attention.
In it, the Strip shooter, Paddock can be seen slipping and falling in The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in 2011. Paddock sued The Cosmo and lost.
We still don't know what prompted Paddock to kill so many people. News 3 is also looking into his past.
News 3 obtained a copy of the deposition from his 2011 slip and fall lawsuit, which is telling in how the man police say is behind the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history liked to spend his time in Las Vegas.
In the interview, Paddock said he’d spend two to three weeks out of the month living in casino hotels, down from his permanent home he says at the time was in Reno, Nev.
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He added most of those stays were entirely comped because he gambled a lot, even at one point calling himself “the biggest video poker player in the world.” He says in 2006, the year of his self-proclaimed title, he gambled daily in 14-hour shifts, adding that he had “over $200 million through.”
The year of the fall he also says on any given night he would wager “a million dollars”, which he also went on to say he didn’t consider a lot of money.
Paddock also revealed that he invested in properties and for a short time after college worked as an IRS agent.