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When police were sent to the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her husband Paul around 2:30 a.m. Friday, they were told there was a man there waiting for Nancy, but he was described on the call as a “friend.”
David DePape, 42, is accused of entering the Pelosi home and hitting Paul Pelosi, the speaker’s husband, with a hammer, according to CNN.
An audio recording of what a dispatcher told police was posted to Twitter by journalist Greg Price.
“RP (reporting person) stated there’s a male in the home and that he’s going to wait for his wife. RP stated that he doesn’t know who the male is but he advised that his name is David and that he is a friend.”
“RP sounded somewhat confused,” the dispatcher added.
CNN portrayed the exchange as “a coded plea for help,” saying Pelosi “left the line open so a dispatcher could hear his conversation with the intruder, speaking surreptitiously but making it clear that he needed help.”
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