Man Charged with Assault and Attempted Kidnapping After Breaking and Entering Pelosi’s Residence | OPA
A California man was charged today with assault and attempted kidnapping in violation of federal law in connection with the break-in at the residence of Nancy and Paul Pelosi in San Francisco on Friday.
According to the complaint, David Wayne DePape, 42, of Richmond, was arrested Friday at Pelosi’s residence by San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) police officers responding to a 911 call from Paul Pelosi , the husband of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. . Paul Pelosi later described to police that he was asleep when DePape, whom he had never seen before, entered his room looking for Nancy Pelosi.
According to the complaint, minutes after the 911 call, two police officers responded to Pelosi’s residence where they encountered Paul Pelosi and DePape fighting over a hammer. The officers told the men to drop the hammer, and DePape allegedly gained control of the hammer and swung it, hitting Pelosi in the head. Officers immediately restrained DePape, while Pelosi appeared unconscious on the ground. As stated in the complaint, once DePape was detained, officers secured a roll of tape, a white rope, a second hammer, a pair of rubber and cloth gloves, and ties from the crime scene. the crime, where officers also observed a broken glass door. to the back porch.
DePape is charged with one count of assault on a member of the immediate family of a United States official with intent to retaliate against the official in the performance of official duties, which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. DePape is also charged with attempted kidnapping of a United States official in the performance of official duties, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds for the Northern District of California, Special Agent in Charge Robert K. Tripp of the FBI San Francisco Field Office, and Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Capitol of the United States made the announcement.
The Special Prosecutions Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California is prosecuting the case.
The San Francisco FBI Office, the US Capitol Police and the San Francisco Police Department are investigating the case.
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