After the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, MGM Resorts and Mandalay Bay promised to increase security on their properties, especially around service elevators. Gunman Stephen Paddock used the elevators to transport multiple firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition up to his room on the 32nd floor.
But when two people decided to test Mandalay Bay’s supposed new security measures around the service elevators, they discovered that none of the new security precautions were in place. Fox 5 reports:
Laura Loomer and Mike Turber walked into the hotel’s service elevator unchallenged. The two recorded themselves riding the service elevator to the 32nd floor of the hotel and back to the ground floor about four times last Thursday. They said they made their trips around 10:00 p.m., the same time shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowds below on Oct. 1.
“A housekeeping employee just saw us get into this elevator … Nothing. We just walked in right past security. Basically, there isn’t any. There’s a camera in here, too,” Loomer said.
The news comes after nearly four months have passed since the deadly shooting on October 1, 2017, in which 58 people were murdered and hundreds more wounded in a massacre that is still being investigated by the FBI.