Friday marked the release of a tape of a 911 call in which Paul Pelosi told San Francisco emergency personnel that a man had entered his home.
On October 28, the spouse of California Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi was hospitalized after being assaulted at the couple’s San Francisco home.
Paul Pelosi appeared to be under stress in his 911 call, begging police aid without wanting to alert off his attacker.
“There’s a gentleman here just waiting for my wife to come back,” he told a San Francisco police dispatcher at the beginning of the call. “Nancy Pelosi.”
“He’s just waiting for her to come back, but she’s not going to be back here for a day, so I guess we’ll have to wait,” Pelosi said.
“Is the Capitol Police around? … They’re usually here at the house protecting my wife,” he said.
“I’ve got a problem, but he thinks everything’s good,” Pelosi said of the man in his house.
The dispatcher, failing to pick up on his clues, said, “OK, call us back if you change your mind.”
Pelosi continued to try to get her to understand his situation, saying, “He’s telling me not to do anything.”
At one point, the man described himself as a “friend” of the Pelosi family.
“My name’s David,” he said.
BREAKING: The 911 Call from the night of the attack on Paul Pelosi has been released pic.twitter.com/Abfc9lfmwp
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) January 27, 2023
David DePape was arrested and faces felony charges, including attempted murder, in connection with the attack on Pelosi.
Pelosi concluded the call by stating that he did not recognize the person in his house, who told him to “get the hell off the phone.”
Friday, the tape was published with police bodycam footage of the event.
In the footage, a guy identified as DePape wrests a hammer from Pelosi’s grip and strikes him severely, after both men have greeted police officers at the door.
Former House @SpeakerPelosi: "I have not heard the 911 call. I have not heard the confession. I have not seen the break in and I have absolutely no intention of seeing the deadly assault on my husband's life." pic.twitter.com/RGxfFaLej1
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 27, 2023
Friday also saw the release of CCTV footage of the accused break-in captured by home security cameras.
In addition to California allegations, DePape faces federal accusations resulting from the event.