Only 24 days after recovering it, investigators have discovered that Stephen Paddock's laptop computer had its hard drive removed.
(Behind The Looking Glass) A laptop computer recovered from the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was missing its hard drive, depriving investigators of a potential key source of information on why he killed and maimed so many people, ABC News has learned.
Which leads to questions of:
1) When did that happen? (Obviously, as I noted in the title above, he took it out after he shot himself in the head...)
2) What good is a laptop with no hard drive? Would it even boot up at that point?
3) If not (as I suspect) then why keep the laptop around, instead of just dumping it in a trash bin too?
4) So, he had a laptop with no hard drive, and cameras with no memory drives, because...um...because he...oh, hell, he was clearly driven crazy by...by...Underpants Gnomes!
5) Underpants Gnomes explain all the facts of this incident, therefore they must have been there.
So, c'mon now.
He meticulously planned the shooting, removed his hard drive well in advance, but hadn't barricaded his doors with furniture, and stopped shooting at thousands of helpless targets hundreds of yards away, despite having hundreds to thousands of unfired rounds remaining, because an unarmed security guard showed up, who he unaccountably missed with 200 rounds despite a range to target measured in inches.
And after becoming bored with unleashing biblical levels of carnage, he stopped shooting, well before any police arrived, and quietly ate his pistol.
Sh'yeah, that's totally how this went down.