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Please state your full name. Please state your current address. Please state your home phone number. Please state your work phone number. Please state your current occupation. INTERVIEW Time interview concluded CERTIFICATION The undersigned deputy acknowledges taking and being present during the foregoing interview. The interview was recorded on side and marked by the name o.fthe ,ness, Date of interview of tapethe VHI case number

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PALM BEACH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE/TRAFFIC INTERVIEW OF FACUNDO PAREDES
(The following may contain unintelligible or misunderstood words due to the recording quality.) SNELGROVE: I'm deputy Troy Snelgrove of the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office, conducti a criminal investigation. This interview is being conducted at Today's date is 2/18/2010, and the time is 5:35 p.m. Name of the person being interviewed is Facundo -Paredes. Paredes? Uh-huh. This sworn interview is being taken in relation to a traffic fatality. At this time I will administer the oath. This is a sworn, tape-recorded interview taken by a law enforcement officer pursuant to Section 117.10 of the Florida Statute. Please raise your right hand. Do you swear and affirm the statements you're about to give to be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Yes, sir. Sign right there for me, saying that you swear and affirm. Will you please state your full name for me, spelling your last name? Yes. Uh, it's Facundo Gareer [phonetic] Paredes. Paredes, uh, P-A-R-E-D-E-

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Okay. And your current address? It's, uh, And your home phone number? It's, uh -- it's not a phone number. It's, uh -- I mean, it's not home -- home phone is cell. Cell's fine. It's, uh,-.. And a work phone number?

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SNELGROVE: And what's your current occupation? PAREDES: Uh, I'm a valet parker.

SNELGROVE: Okay. I'm talking with you today in reference to an incident that occurred on, uh, Friday morning, uh, early on the 12thof February. And I'm gonna ask you some questions about, uh, that -- early that morning and the night before. PAREDES: Uh-huh.

SNELGROVE: Okay? Um, what were you doing that night? Were -- were you employed here as a valet? PAREDES: Uh, yes, sir.

SNELGROVE: Okay. And, um, what time did you get to work? PAREDES: About 6.

SNELGROVE: About 6:00? PAREDES: Uh-huh.

SNELGROVE: What time did you leave? PAREDES: Uh, 2, 2 a.m.

SNELGROVE: Was it busy that night? PAREDES: Uh, yes. Not as busy as usual, but it was busy.

SNELGROVE: Okay. Were you here by yourself? PAREDES: At the beginning I was with my co-worker. And after that, he left.

SNELGROVE: And what time did he leave? PAREDES: Maybe at -- maybe at 9. It's hard to say.

SNELGROVE: Okay. So you were here by yourself from 9 until 2 -PAREDES: They close.
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SNELGROVE: -- in the morning? PAREDES: Two in the morning. Yes.

SNELGROVE: Okay. Um, do you know who John Goodman is? PAREDES: Yes, sir.

SNELGROVE: Okay. Uh, you know him by looking at him, or-PAREDES: Yes, by looking at him, you know.

SNELGROVE: Okay. Um, do you know what kind of car he drives? PAREDES: Uh, I saw the car he was driving that night.

SNELGROVE: That night. PAREDES: The night that he came--

SNELGROVE: What kind of car was it? PAREDES: It was a Bentley convertible.

SNELGROVE: Okay. What color was it? PAREDES: SNELGROVE: PAREDES: I couldn't tell, sir. I mean, it was -- it was dark. I know it was dark, but -Dark-colored car? Yeah.

SNELGROVE: Okay. PAREDES: SNELGROVE: PAREDES: Convertible. Um, what time did he get here? I could not tell you exactly.

SNELGROVE: Okay. Around about? PAREDES: I would say anything between -- I'd say -- kind of make a range of two hours, becauseI'll tell you when we're busy --

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Okay. -- uh, I don't check the time. Uh, I'd say between 10 and 12. Okay. We talked to you, uh, out here about, uh -Tuesday. Tuesday night? Uh-huh. And, uh, you had mentioned it was somewhere around 11. Is that right, or would that be -Yeah. You know, I -- I cannot tell you a specific time. It can be 11 -Okay. -- it can be 10:30. It can be 11:30. Okay. Do you know about what time he left? It could be 10:15. I'd say between 12 and 1, or something like that. Okay. You know, it could be 12:15, 12:30. When we -- when we talked to you -- when we talked to you on Tuesday, you said it was about an hour before you got off. Yeah. It could be, like, I don't know, 12:45, 1. Okay. 12:45 or 1? 12:30. Okay. Okay. Um-I cannot tell you. We don't -- we --

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Did you -- did you park his car down in the parking lot? Or where'd you park
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{'tNTERVIEW OF FACUNDO PAREDES PAREDES: No. We park his car at -- at the front. You know, a special car like that, we -we just keep it up front.

SNELGROVE: Okay. And, uh, did you go over and get the keys from him? Did he throw you the keys? PAREDES: Uh, no. He came driving, he pulled right in front. I opened the door for him. Uh, you know, we don't give tickets to -- to -- to him, becausewe know him. So I just kept his car in front.

SNELGROVE: Oh, so you didn't -- you didn't get the keys from him, give him a ticket and all that? He just parked up there and said hi and walked in? PAREDES: Yes. I just parked the car for him. He went into --

SNELGROVE: You parked the car for him? PAREDES: Yes.

SNELGROVE: Okay. So he pulled up in -- underneath the overhang up here, like everybody else. And you -PAREDES: Yes.

SNELGROVE: -- pulled the car right up front? PAREDES: Yes. I moved it like -- well, it's not --

SNELGROVE: Okay. PAREDES: -- not even --

SNELGROVE: Did you give him a ticket? PAREDES: Uh, no.

SNELGROVE: Okay. So you took his keys and put the keys in the key -PAREDES: Uh --

SNELGROVE: -- box? PAREDES: Yes.

SNELGROVE: Okay.
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When he left, I just hand him his keys.

SNELGROVE: When he left, uh, you walked over to him, handed him his keys. Did you open the door for him? PAREDES: When he left, I just saw him coming out of the door, so I went to my locker, I opened my door, handed him his key. Said, "Have a good night, sir."

SNELGROVE: Okay. PAREDES: Hejust --

SNELGROVE: Did he tip you? PAREDES: Yes.

SNELGROVE: Did he tip you good? PAREDES: Yes.

SNELGROVE: Okay. Did you see anything unusual about him? PAREDES: Uh, no.

SNELGROVE: Did he seem like he was intoxicated to you? PAREDES: No, not really. No.

SNELGROVE: What do you mean not really? No or -PAREDES: We didn't talk --

SNELGROVE: -- not really? PAREDES: No. I mean, we didn't talk too much. I just said, "Have a good night, sir." He tipped me and he just took his key.

SNELGROVE: Okay. PAREDES: Jumped in his car.

SNELGROVE: Was he by himself? PAREDES: Yes. By the time he left, yeah.
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SNELGROVE: What do you mean by the time he left? PAREDES: When he left, I was by myself working.

SNELGROVE: No. When he left -PAREDES: Yeah.

SNELGROVE: -- was he in the car by himself? Was he the only one that got in the car? PAREDES: Oh, yeah. Yes.

SNELGROVE: Okay. So he came out, you gave him his keys. He got in the car, he was the only one in the car? PAREDES: Yes.

SNELGROVE: Okay. And, urn, did he just drive off? Or did he sit there for a little while? PAREDES: Yeah. He just drove off. Yeah.

SNELGROVE: Just drove off? PAREDES: Uh-huh.

SNELGROVE: Okay. And you're not sure of the time? PAREDES: No.

SNELGROVE: Okay. Do you know who Stacey Shore is? PAREDES: No.

SNELGROVE: You don't know that name? PAREDES: I don't know who Stacey Shore is.

SNELGROVE: How about, uh, Kris Kampsen? PAREDES: Uh, no.

SNELGROVE: Tall guy -PAREDES: I may know --

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-- red hair, long hair. No. No? You know, I read some of those names on the Polo Magazine, you know, because -Okay. But you don't know who they are? No. Okay. You know, I like to read about polo, you know, since my work, and I just kinda like it, so -Okay. -- I read the magazine. Okay. Can you think of anything else? (No audible response). Okay. Um, I can't think of anything else at this time. Do you have any problem with me contacting you later if there's any-Uh-huh. -- if there's any, uh -- okay. I'm gonna go ahead and conclude the interview. The time is 5:42 p.m. (CONCLUSION OF INTERVIEW)

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