An interloper pretended to be a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent in order to visit Paul’s Pelosi attacker in jail last week, only to be swiftly sussed out by officials.
The unidentified person tried to see David DePape at the San Francisco County Jail on Oct. 31, but was denied entry, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department told KRON4 on Thursday.
The person arrived at the jail with a business card, but no government credentials. It is unclear if DePape, who was released from the hospital into police custody that day, was at the jail at the time of the incident.
The department did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for a comment on the incident.
DePape, 42, was born in Canada, and was allegedly living in the United States on an overstayed visa when he broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Pacific Heights mansion in the early morning of Oct. 28.
According to an affidavit, DePape was armed with ropes and zip ties and yelled “Where’s Nancy?” before he assaulted the Speaker’s 82-year-old husband with a hammer.
Nancy Pelosi, also 82, was in Washington with her security detail at the time of the attack.
DePape currently remains in custody following a brief court appearance Nov. 1, where he plead not guilty to 10 local charges, including attempted homicide, first-degree burglary, and assault with a deadly weapon. He also faces additional federal charges, some of which carry a prison sentence of up to 50 years.
In the days following the bizarre attack, DePape acquaintances described him as a drug user who “fried his brain” on substances and conspiracy theories.
“[He] was afraid to communicate with people and his only kind of mode of being in the world was via computer,” former friend Linda Schneider said. DePape’s name has also been linked to a series of rambling blog posts disseminating racist and anti-Semitic theories, all of which were taken down following the attack.
A search of the Richmond garage where DePape lived for two years also turned up two hammers, a sword, IRS letters, credit cards, and DMV paperwork.
Despite DePape’s purported status as an illegal immigrant, San Francisco is a so-called “sanctuary” jurisdiction, meaning sheriff’s department employees are not authorized cooperate with ICE or Department of Homeland Security employees unless in connection with a criminal investigation.
Meanwhile, Paul Pelosi is recovering after undergoing surgery for a fractured skill at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. A visibly distraught Nancy Pelosi told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that her husband’s cranium was “cracked…on the top, in two places” and needed to be “reshaped” by surgeons.
Paul Pelosi was released from the hospital on Nov. 3, just six days after the horrifying assault.
“The Pelosi family is thankful for the beautiful outpouring of love, support and prayers from around the world,” the Speaker said in a statement. “Paul is grateful to the 911 operator, emergency responders, trauma care team, ICU staff, and the entire ZSFGH medical staff for their excellent and compassionate life-saving treatment he received after the violent assault in our home.”