“How Could Mentally Deranged Man on Hard Drugs Break Into Pelosi’s $15 M Compound?

by Donna Garner

A man sitting on the ground with his hands in his pockets.

We know that David DePape is the man who has been accused of attacking Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer on Oct. 28, 2022.

David DePape is 42 years old, grew up in Canada -- Powell River, British Columbia. He moved to Berkely, CA over 20 years ago. He was a nudist protester in the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco and picketed naked against laws that required people to be clothed in public. He was a best-man at a “naked wedding” of a nudist protester.   

David’s ex-life partner Gypsy Taub stated that she and he had two sons before they split up seven years ago. Gypsy is presently in prison herself and stated that David is “mentally ill” and has been for years.

Reporter Michael Shellenberger found DePape’s alleged home in Berkeley “complete with a Black Lives Matter sign in the window, an LGBT rainbow flag, an emblazoned marijuana symbol hanging from a tree…had the characteristics of a homeless encampment.”

Neighbors told Shellenberger, “people come and go from the house…and partake in potent psychedelic drug, ibogaine.”

David DePape was mentally deranged and was probably taking hard drugs. That information does not appear to be in question. 

However, the question I have is this: “How did David DePape, a man with severe mental and hard drug problems going back many years (according to his family), have the mental capacity to figure out how to break into the Pelosi compound?”


As Speaker of the U. S. House, Nancy Pelosi is next in line behind the Vice President to become President of the United States. With that position, Nancy has been provided secret security measures that include perimeter and access control systems to detect entry and deny access to any of her properties. 

Because of increased violence against members of Congress, the House sergeant-at-arms' office announced that starting on 8.1.22 “up to $10,000 in upgrades and monthly monitoring of new security equipment would be installed at residences of all Congressmen.”

Along with all those security measures, the Pacific Heights neighborhood is patrolled by its own security force from 6:00 P. M. to 6:00 A. M.; the San Francisco police said that their officers responded to the well-check phone call at the Pelosi compound at 2:27 A. M. on Oct. 28, 2022.

Quote from Harmeet Dillon, Republican National Committee Chairman:  "My law firm served a lawsuit against Paul Pelosi one time in SF [San Francisco] after attempting to serve at other residences - Napa, Georgetown. They weren't home, but staff were, and multiple law enforcement officers were on the perimeter. Break-in is odd given this level of security."


The Pelosi mansion is valued at more than $15 Million, is located in the extravagant Pacific Heights neighborhood which has been named as the most expensive neighborhood in the U. S. in which to live.  Pacific Heights is known for its billionaire residents who enjoy the unbelievable views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of the Fine Arts, and the Presidio.

The Pelosi mansion itself is a towering red-brick home built in 1938 and is in pristine condition. It is 3,332 sq. ft., has 4 extravagantly furnished bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and a 425 sq. ft. basement.

Common sense tells us that the Pelosi family with its vast wealth of upwards of $120 Million would not settle for a low-level security system.  Paul Pelosi has reportedly secured stock in some of the richest corporations in the world -- Apple, Facebook, Comcast, and Disney.

Unlike Trump (who made his fortune before he entered politics), Nancy Pelosi’s net worth has come mainly during her time in political office.

Earlier this year, Paul Pelosi pleased guilty to driving while drunk.  He had an automobile crash in California’s wine country. He was sentenced to five days in jail and three years of probation.

I ask once again: “How did David DePape, a man with severe mental and hard drug problems going back many years (according to his family), have the mental capacity to figure out how to break into the Pelosi compound?”