Burglary footage and 911 audio from Paul Pelosi attack discredit viral conspiracy theories

Audio of Paul Pelosi’s call to 911 the night an intruder smashed his skull with a hammer has been released, revealing his frustrated call to 911 as the suspected attacker, identified as David DePape, appeared to pressure him to hang up.

The audio was released along with a police officer’s body-worn camera footage, a jailhouse interview and home surveillance footage of the intruder who broke in, revealing publicly what has been described in court and police documents in recent months in the aftermath. the October attack on the 82-year-old husband of Nancy Pelosi at their home in San Francisco.

Pelosi, who said he was asleep in bed when DePape allegedly broke into the home in the middle of the night, told police DePape held a hammer in one hand and plastic duct tape in the other and threatened to tie Pelosi up as he waited for Ms. Pelosi was going to come back.

According to court documents, Pelosi was able to call 911 from a bathroom and used speakerphone so DePape was aware Pelosi was talking to police.

Footage from a home security camera appears to show a person identified as DePape pulling a hammer out of a backpack before swinging it several times at a glass door.

In the two-minute, 53-second call to 911 released by San Francisco Superior Court on Jan. 27, the operator asked if Pelosi needed the police or fire department.

“I do not think so. Are the Capitol Police around? They are usually here in the house protecting my wife,” Pelosi can be heard saying during the call.

The dispatcher explained that he was connected to the San Francisco Police Department.

“No, I understand. OK, what do you think? He thinks everything is fine. “I have a problem, but he says everything is fine,” Pelosi said, sounding increasingly frustrated.

The clerk said he could call back, but Mr. Pelosi came in.

“No, this gentleman just came into the house and he will wait here for my wife to come home,” Pelosi said.

“Do you know who the person is?” asked the clerk.

“No, I don’t know who he is. He told me not to do anything, Pelosi replied.

The clerk asked for name and address.

“He’s telling me to put the phone down and just do what he says, okay?” said Mr. Pelosi.

A voice can then be heard saying “my name is David”.

“His name is David,” Pelosi said.

The broadcaster then asked: “and who is David?”

“I don’t know,” Mr Pelosi said.

The voice can then be heard saying “I am a friend of theirs.”

“He says he’s a friend, but like I said, I’ve never—” Mr. Pelosi said.

The clerk asked Mr. Pelosi to clarify whether he knew the other man.

“No, ma’am,” Mr. Pelosi said. “He tells me I’m very strong [inaudible] so I have to turn off the phone, okay?”

The operator offered to stay on the line “to make sure everything is OK” before ending the call.

“No, he wants me to get off the phone, okay? Thank you, Pelosi said before the call ended.

Pelosi then tried to escape in an elevator, which was blocked by DePape, he told police, according to San Francisco Superior Court and federal court documents.

“I told him, ‘I have other goals. I can’t be stopped right now. If I have to go through him, I will,” according to DePape’s interview with police after his arrest, included in the court documents.

“I told him I’m not stupid. And you’re not stupid either, says DePape in his interview.

The police arrived at the residence minutes later.

Recording from home surveillance also released on Friday shows the intruder using a hammer to smash a door to the Pelosi household.

It takes him about 30 seconds and several punches to break through and climb into the house.

The conversation and recordings disappear viral conspiracy theories on social media baselessly alleging that DePape was invited into the home, or that Pelosi knew the intruder.

Bodycam footage of the attack shows two officers arriving at the door of the Pelosi household, with Mr DePape and Mr Pelosi standing near the doorway and appearing to struggle for control of the hammer.

In audio from the footage, an officer can be heard asking “what’s going on, man?”

An officer shouts “drop the hammer”, to which Mr DePape is heard saying “uh, no” before lunging at Mr Pelosi.

“I’m not trying to get away with it. “I know exactly what I did,” DePape said during a nearly 18-minute police interview after his arrest.

“Honestly, day in and day out, the person who was on the TV lying every day was Pelosi,” he said.

He pointed to what he called a “record-breaking crime” committed by Democratic officials.

A San Francisco Superior Court judge ordered the release of the footage to the media this month after the footage was played in court during a preliminary hearing last month.

Mr. DePape has pleaded not guilty to all state charges in the case, including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse. He also pleaded not guilty to federal charges of assaulting an immediate family member of a federal official and attempted kidnapping of a federal officer for the alleged home invasion.

The attack continues to be the subject of false conspiracy theories contradicted by footage and audio of the attack, as well as DePape’s statements to police, in which he described searching for Pelosi, who was in Washington DC at the time, and wanted to break. her kneecaps if she failed to answer his questions.

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