An exclusively obtained Mandalay Bay valet receipt shows a woman using the name Marilou Danley checked Stephen Paddock’s vehicle into the hotel hours before the Las Vegas shooting
First published five days after the massacre, the receipt with the ticket number 275274484 shows that a woman using the name of Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend Marilou Danley dropped off a grey Chrysler vehicle at the Mandalay Bay at 12:26 p.m. PDT on October 1st, 2017, the same day as the Las Vegas shooting.
The unidentified individual, who needed to know both Paddock’s name and his room number in order to check in his vehicle, was charged $20 to have it parked overnight in Mandalay Bay’s East Garage.
According to a Mandalay Bay employee, if the driver was not Danley, the person who last dropped the car off in valet would also had to have known her name, along with the unusual spelling of her uncommon name. The individual also would have had to have been a female since all guests who valet their vehicles are asked to provide their first and last name.
“When a guest pulls into valet, we ask them if they are staying at the hotel or just visiting. If they are staying at the hotel, we issue them a hotel ticket and ask them for their first and last name. If they have a gold, platinum, or noir tier rewards card, they show us and then we would link it up to that instead because that makes their valet free.”
This reporter has exclusively obtained more than five Mandalay Bay valet receipts that document Paddock’s stay at Mandalay Bay. According to a source at Mandalay Bay, “Paddock was a Platinum member for M Life rewards, so he used his (players) card to get free valet.”
The exclusively obtained receipts prior to the receipt dated October 1, 2017 all have Paddock’s name and list him as being a Platinum member, which would make his valet free. However, the receipt dated October 1 differs from the rest of the receipts in that it has Danley’s name and indicates that $20 was paid, in comparison to the other comped valet entries.
Oddly enough, unlike all of the other valet receipts, a name is missing from the cashier section of the receipt dated Oct. 1, 2017, and it is still unknown who the “greeter” was. However, surveillance footage from the valet area at Mandalay Bay would quickly reveal the identity of the driver and the employee who possibly greeted Danley just hours before the shooting.
In this case, had the driver been Paddock, it would have been unorthodox, without a large tip, for the unnamed “greeter” to falsely enter the name of a female instead. Moreover, documentation of Paddock’s valet receipts this reporter has exclusively obtained show that he used his own name and his Platinum membership the other 14 times he used the Mandalay Bay valet service during his stay at Mandalay Bay throughout the month of September.
Lastly, the receipt shows Paddock’s vehicle was checked out on Wednesday, October 4th at 10:32 a.m. PDT. A Mandalay Bay employee told this reporter that this time signifies the moment the FBI arrived to assume custody of the vehicle.
This receipt poses a major problem for the FBI and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), who currently hold the position that Paddock acted alone in both the planning and execution of the October 1st mass shooting. However, unsealed FBI search warrants further indicate that Danley isn’t as innocent as she, her lawyers, and the authorities would like the public to believe. It is worth noting that another valet receipt exclusively obtained by this reporter previously caused authorities to change their official narrative after the receipt proved the FBI and LVMPD were misleading the public about Paddock’s actual check in date.
Poking yet another hole in the “official narrative”, it is impossible for Danley to have been present at the Mandalay Bay, if she was indeed vacationing in the Philippines at the time of the shooting.
Reuters previously reported that Danley arrived in the Philippines on Friday, September 15th, then flew to Hong Kong on the 22nd before returning to the Philippines on the 25th, and didn’t leave until she allegedly boarded a flight to Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 where she was supposedly greeted and questioned by FBI officials upon her arrival.
Previously sealed FBI documents that were released on Friday January 12, 2018 reveal that Danley was more than a “person of interest” to authorities, and rather was considered the “most likely accomplice” to Paddock’s murderous rampage. The unsealed documents show that Danley’s fingerprints were found on ammunition located inside loaded magazines recovered from Paddock’s 32nd floor sniper’s nest.
In a statement read by her lawyer, Danley said she “loved” Paddock and hoped for a quiet future together with him prior to his killing spree. But, was that love strong enough to lie for him, to drive for him, or to kill for him?
Worth noting, multiple Mandalay Bay employees have told this reporter an Asian-looking woman was seen walking at night with Paddock in front of the Mandalay Bay valet center on Saturday, September 30th, the night before the shooting.
Despite the fact that the attack was the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, authorities and investigators have struggled to contain leaks as they desperately try to control their desired narrative of the events that unfolded on October 1. They have still not provided a motive behind the shooting.
However, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe may have foreshadowed this extraordinary plot twist documented in the form of yet another valet receipt when he told CNBC: “There’s all kinds of things that surprise us in each one of these events.”
The FBI, LVMPD and MGM Resorts International were asked for comment regarding this report via phone and email, but all failed to respond by the time of publication.
UPDATE: As of 1:52 pm EST January 16, 2018, Loomer was able to obtain a statement from MGM Resorts International via phone.
Debra DeShong, the Senior VP of Global Corporate Communications and Industry Affairs for MGMResortsIntl was asked to comment on the receipt and whether or not MariLou Danley was on the property of Mandalay Bay October 1, 2017, the day of the shooting. DeShong said, “I am not at liberty to discuss details of the investigation. I can’t help you with this matter. I’m not going to comment.”
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