Paul Pelosi Attacked During Home Break-In In San Francisco

Police arrest subject, Pelosi expected to make full recovery

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Paul Pelosi, a businessman and husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), was assaulted by a man armed with a hammer during a home break-in in San Francisco early Friday morning. Police arrested the suspect and Pelosi was rushed to the hospital.

During a San Francisco Police briefing, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott outlined what had happened. According to the SFPD, Capitol Police, and other officials,  an assailant armed with a hammer entered the Pelosi residence early on Friday morning through the back of their house. While security personnel are present when Speaker Pelosi is in town, she was in Washington, leaving her husband there alone.

Special agents from the U.S. Capitol Police’s California Field Office and SFPD officers quickly responded to calls of the break-in. However, before they could arrive, the man started shouting “Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?” several times. Paul Pelosi confronted the suspect, who then proceeded to try and tie him up “until Nancy got home.”

However, things quickly escalated, and when law enforcement officials arrived they saw the suspect assaulting Pelosi with a hammer. The officers quickly tackled the suspect, and immediately arrested him. Pelosi, meanwhile, was given immediate aid by the officers and was sent to the hospital for surgery, with Speaker Pelosi’s office saying that he is expected to make a full recovery.

“Early this morning, an assailant broke into the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and violently assaulted Mr. Pelosi,” said Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Speaker Pelosi in a statement on Friday. “The assailant is in custody and the motivation for the attack is under investigation.  Mr. Pelosi was taken to the hospital, where he is receiving excellent medical care and is expected to make a full recovery.  The Speaker was not in San Francisco at the time. The Speaker and her family are grateful to the first responders and medical professionals involved, and request privacy at this time.”

At the SFPD press conference, Chief Scott said that the motive for the attack is still under investigation, but that the suspect had been identified and that he will be “booked at San Francisco county jail on the following charges: attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, verbal and several other additional felonies.”

In addition to the SFPD and Capitol Police, the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s office, and the San Francisco district attorney’s office will be investigating the break-in and attack.

The suspect, a 42-year-old Canadian man named David DePape, had been in California for around 20 years prior to the attack and allegedly posted about multiple conspiracy theories on social media ranging  from the January 6th storming of the Capitol to the COVID-19 pandemic to religious claims that “Jesus was the anti-Christ.” While not much else is currently known about him, more is expected to come out in the coming days.

Paul Pelosi attacked in San Francisco home

Lawmakers from both parties expressed shock and disgust with the attack on Friday, with some of Pelosi’s most ardent opponents and critics, such as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), extending heartfelt messages to Speaker Pelosi and her family.

“This was a horrific and scary incident. I have reached out to Speaker Pelosi to offer my support to her and her family. I want to thank the San Francisco Police Department and the San Francisco Fire Department for their quick response to this incident,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed in a short statement on Friday. “The Police have the suspect in custody, and as we have more information to share, we will do so.”

Vice President Kamala Harris tweeted early on Friday that “Doug and I are appalled by the attack on Paul Pelosi, Speaker Pelosi’s husband. The entire Pelosi family is in our hearts and we wish him a speedy recovery.”

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell sent a similar tweet, stating that he was “Horrified and disgusted by the reports that Paul Pelosi was assaulted in his and Speaker Pelosi’s home last night. Grateful to hear that Paul is on track to make a full recovery and that law enforcement including our stellar Capitol Police are on the case.”

While the news is still breaking and more details are expected later today and through the next several days, many in San Francisco noted that the assault will likely be used as further evidence to show the level of which San Francisco’s crime problem has reached in recent years.

“First off, the attack was horrific, and no matter where you stand politically you have to be horrified by what happened,” expressed Frank Ma, a former policeman and security consultant in the city, to the Globe on Friday. “But while this is investigated and worked out, this is also going be used to point out how dangerous things have gotten in the city. You know, you hear about assaults on the street all the time, but now the husband of the Speaker of the House was attacked in his home in one of the wealthiest areas of the city. I already got a few calls from more wealthier clients asking what they can do to prevent this from happening to them and you can bet a lot of people tonight are going going to be checking their locks more than  usual or making sure they set their security codes again for the night.

“Pelosi is getting a lot of support from everyone right now, which is good and expected, but this is really going to help shape the issue of crime in the city as well. The attack may have been political, but it is also underlying just how bad things have gotten in the city too.”

Click here to read the full article in the California Globe


  1. When you do evil, which Nancy has done with her disrespect of conservatives, the rule of law and hatred of of President Trump, you open the door for the enemy to come after other members of your family. May this be a wake up call for her to repent for all the evil she has done. It doesn’t matter how rich, famous, your security, your security detail or the power you think you hold.

    • DENNIS WOLLEN says

      I agree, however, I think this is going to blamed on PRESIDENT TRUMP…..

      This whole event SMELLS…..I wouldn’t put anything past the WICKED WITCH of the WEST……

      PURE EVIL and HATE there…….
      I have no sympathy for EVIL doers of which she is definitely…..

  2. Robin Itzler - Patriot Neighbors says

    I wasn’t there, but based on LOGIC, that guy appears to have been invited in by Paul Pelosi. That home has security, watch dogs, video, etc. and you are going to tell the American people that a guy in his underwear got in? Yeah, right. Well, maybe you are also going to tell me that a man with dementia who campaigned from his basement received 81 million votes and won the presidency.

    It’s already been shown that the lefties created several fake social media sites for the alleged assailant to make it look like he was conservative. The were up long enough for the MSM to shout, “MAGA!” Yeah, right, all the conservatives I know prance around in their underwear and break into homes of national political figures.

    Since we still have the Jan. 6 committee insisting that events in 2021 was an insurrection while they hide the truth, we will probably never know what happened in the Pelosi home. (And maybe it’s better we don’t know.)

  3. Since the Soros backed DA and prosecutors release criminals with no bail, will this guy be on the streets tomorrow? Hope San Fran Nan gets a taste of her own medicine!

  4. Anna Santana says

    Not all is as it seems. I understand the “intruder” was in his underwear. Pelosi was able to call 911 because he had to go to the bathroom. His call to the police was labeled a “wellness check.” He was able to name his intruder as “David” and “a friend.” This stinks to high heaven. How was an intruder able to penetrate the undoubtable security of the Pelosi home? They were both clutching the hammer when police arrived. Both parties went to the hospital with injuries. Surgery? Maybe a few stitches. Even if I believed the narrative, which I don’t, crime pays in San Francisco.

  5. As Elon Musk says – there is more to the story. Add up the facts. The police had to break in. Why didn’t they go in the way the assailant did? When Paul Pelosi was arrested for drunk driving, who was the man with him? This happened after 2am, just after the bars close. DePape was probably homosexual, at least bi-sexual as he had two kids. Pelosi called the police and said he had a “friend” unless this was a code word. How does a husband sexually cope with having a wife always gone? Maybe the entire incidence was a lover’s spat gone bad. Don’t believe the press on this. Lots of pressure to cover up. Look at Epstein and Bill Gates. Why did Gate’s wife divorce him? These people with lots of money find our lives mundane. They have money and time to buy new thrills.

  6. DiamondMouse26 says

    The entire planet knows that Paul Pelosi let the guy in. The were both in their underwear at 2 am when Paul called the police. It was a lover’s quarrel. The media can spin it all day long but the obvious is the obvious.

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