Police released bodycam footage Friday at the San Fransisco Superior Court that shows the moment a man attacked Paul Pelosi in his San Fransisco home last year
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 42-year-old David DePape allegedly broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home in October 2022, and surprised the speaker’s husband, Paul Pelosi, 82, while he was in bed sleeping.
Depape allegedly told Pelosi he wanted to see “Nancy” and that he would wait. Pelosi told DePape that his wife wouldn’t be home for several days. Pelosi then made an excuse to go to the restroom and called 911 from there.
When Paul returned, DePape allegedly took his anger out on Paul Pelosi, and told him, “I can take you out,” New York Post reports, citing court documents.
San Francisco police officer Kyle Cagney and another officer arrived at the scene for a welfare check at about 2:20 a.m. They found Pelosi and DePape standing in the doorway of the home, struggling over a hammer.
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Although the officers tell DePape to drop the weapon, he replied, “Um, nope” before attacking Pelosi, according to bodycam footage. He then begins swinging the hammer at Pelosi, striking him in the head and causing a skull fracture.
Pelosi was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries but has since recovered. DePape was arrested and charged with attempted homicide, first-degree burglary, and related charges.
In November, Prosecutors said in a court filing that DePape told investigators he was on a “suicide mission” and had a list of other state and federal politicians — and their families — he wanted to target, The Associated Press reported.
DePape pleaded not guilty to the charges and remains behind bars without bond.
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