The case of the break-in at the house of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the assault on her husband is becoming more complicated as the situation, rather than being settled, gets more ambiguous.
David DePape, age 42, was charged with attempted murder when he attacked Paul Pelosi, age 82, with a hammer while shouting “Where’s Nancy?” after breaking into their home. A week has gone since the hammer assault, and Pelosi is at home recovering from head damage and significant surgery, but there are still many unsolved issues.
Paul Pelosi and the suspect, DePape, were the only two individuals at the Pelosi property when police arrived, according to law enforcement officials.
The confusion resulted from media reports that followed a press conference on October 28 in which San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Chief Bill Scott stated that when officers knocked on the front door of the Pelosi residence, ‘the door was opened by someone inside’ and officers spotted Pelosi and DePape ‘inside the home’s entryway. There was also disagreement on the terminology used in the court filings, which referred to “another guy” when Pelosi was speaking with 911.
The issue of how the burglar gained in was answered by a court file stating that DePape smashed his shoulder through a glass pane and faced a sleeping Paul while wearing just boxer shorts and a pajama top on Friday morning.
DePape seen the glass door at the crime scene and informed detectives that he had entered the home via it. Outside the broken glass doors, officers subsequently discovered his luggage containing another hammer, a laptop, and further packages of zip ties.
However, some claim that the glass door appears to have been broken from the inside.
On a portion of the BlazeTV podcast “What We Know So Far,” the following was stated: Glenn Beck questioned the shattered rear door, noting, “It looks to be smashed from the inside.” “I mean, I’ve seen enough Colombo to know that the glass should be on the inside of the door, not the outside, but we have no idea what sort of glass it was… we have no idea.”
How is it so simple to enter the residence of the third-in-line for the presidency?
The San Francisco Police Department frequently stationed a patrol car at the Pelosi residence, especially after the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, but there was no patrol car present during the attack because Pelosi was in Washington and under the protection of her security detail, which does not extend to her family. She returned promptly to San Francisco, where her husband was hospitalized and operated on for a fractured skull and other injuries.
Officers Kolby Wilmes and Kyle Cagney were called to the house of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul Pelosi at 2:27 a.m. on Friday, October 28 in response to the incident for a ‘A-priority’ well-being check.
DePape apparently instructed Pelosi not to answer the door when they rang the doorbell, but Pelosi opened it with his left hand nonetheless. According to the police report, Pelosi and DePape stood in the poorly lighted entryway and faced the policemen as Pelosi gently greeted them.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
When one of the officers asked the men what was going on, DePape responded ‘everything’s good’ and pulled his hands toward his body. When an officer turned on his flashlight, DePape could be seen holding the bottom handle of the hammer with one hand and Pelosi’s right arm with the other. Pelosi’s right hand was also on the handle of the hammer. CONTINUE READING…