Inside Pelosi attacker David DePape’s 150sqft home with sticker that reads 'we look out for each other'
'There was nothing that stood out about him and he never said anything that seemed odd,' said a neighbor
RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA: David DePape, the 42-year-old man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi with a hammer after breaking into his San Francisco home in the early morning hours of October 28, had been living alone in a 150 sqft garage. Neighbors described DePape as a loner, who spent a lot of time on his computer, reports KTVU.
As per photos taken by Daily Mail, DePape's home, which he rented from photographer Malcolm Lubliner who is known for black-and-white landscape photographs and pictures of historic Mexico, displayed a bike parked behind trash cans in the back, windows covered in plastic and a home security sticker that read 'we look out for each other.' As per the outlet, for over 20 years, DePape has been living in the Bay Area and during this period he started dating nudist Oxane 'Gypsy' Taube, 53, with whom he shares two sons and stepdaughter Inti Gonzalez, who revealed that DePape sexually abused her and her brothers when they were children, as previously reported.
Talking about DePape's nature, a 51-year-old neighbor, Anne Polt, who lives just behind DePape's house told Daily Mail, "He'd be out here [in the garden] feeding the birds. Malcolm [Lubliner] is really kind and let him live in the garage and got him work helping the neighbors with jobs – I think he helped one guy out with his deck. What he did came as a real shock." Another neighbor, who wanted to stay anonymous, said, "There was nothing that stood out about him and he never said anything that seemed odd. We're all pretty left on this street and he never said anything rightwing. I was so surprised when this happened – I guess I should have googled him before." Jim Molner, DePape's neighbor, told KTVU, "He was gravitating toward the new right talking point. I wasn't 100% surprised but I also was saying ‘Oh no’ to myself because I more or less knew this would happen."
'He is mentally ill'
According to Daily Mail, DePape was found to have run a webblog called 'frenlyfrens.com,' where he talked about how he had a fairy friend that appeared to him as a bird. He created this now-deleted blog merely months before the attack, registering it in August. In that blog, he also shared images of Hilary Clinton as a zombie.
DePape, who is facing six counts which include residential burglary, false imprisonment of an elder and assault with a deadly weapon, "was constantly paranoid, thinking people were after him," said DePape's girlfriend in a jailhouse phone call to ABC7. She said, "He is mentally ill. He has been mentally ill for a long time," and added that they met more than 20 years ago. She narrated a time when DePape returned home after missing for a year. "He came back in very bad shape. He thought he was Jesus. And it took a good year or two to get back to, you know, being halfway normal," she said on the call.
According to Berkeley Side, in 2019, Taub was charged with attempted child abduction, stalking and child abuse — all felonies. Authorities alleged she became fixated on a 14-year-old boy, who was once a friend of Taub’s son. She used to send the boy messages and emails to the point where the boy’s mother proceeded with a restraining order against Taub in June 2019. But Taub did not stop, despite the filing of multiple misdemeanor charges in July, September and November in that year. She sent the boy a package via her son that included a letter which read, “This is our last chance to help you. Leave your bag and your regular cell phone in the locker.”