The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department says an unidentified individual posed as a U.S. Customs agent to visit David DePape in jail.
Paul Pelosi’s attacker remains in custody after a November 1 court appearance where he pled not guilty to 10 local charges including attempted homicide, first-degree burglary, and assault with a deadly weapon.
Local authorities say the man, who was ultimately denied access, “pretended to be a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent,” adding that he had no credentials other than a business card.
The sheriff’s department refused the New York Post’s request for comment or additional information, including the current whereabouts of the mystery man.
The 42-year-old DePape was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for allegedly breaking into the San Francisco residence and brutally beating Pelosi with a hammer. Pelosi suffered multiple facial wounds and underwent successful surgery to repair a fractured skull.
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Friends and associates describe DePape as mentally ill and detached from reality.
“[He] was afraid to communicate with people and his only kind of mode of being in the world was via computer,” said former friend Linda Schneider. “He wouldn’t even go get a bank account. It was so shocking. He was terrified to even face the teller.