The man accused of breaking into US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s home in California and hitting the lawmaker’s husband with a hammer has reportedly posted racist and often disparaging messages online questioning the results of the 2020 presidential election, ex. Defended President Donald Trump and shared conspiracy theories of the QAnon movement.
David Deppe, 42, grew up in the Powell River, British Columbia, before leaving that city nearly 20 years ago to follow an old girlfriend to San Francisco. A Dippe’s address led to a post office box in a UPS store in the Bay Area college town of Berkeley.
Deppe was arrested early Friday from Pelosi’s home. San Francisco US Attorney Brooke Jenkins said she plans to file a number of serious charges, including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, theft and aggravated misdemeanor.
David Deppe’s stepfather, Jean Deppe, said that his stepson had lived with him in Canada until he was 14 and was a quiet boy.
“David was never violent that I know of and he never got into trouble, even though he was very laid back and played a lot of video games,” said Jean Depepe.
He indicated that he had not seen his stepson since 2003 and tried several times to establish communication with him over the years without success.
“In 2007 I tried to get in touch, but when I asked to speak to him, his girlfriend contacted me,” said Jean Deppe.
David Deppe was best known in Berkeley as a nudity activist who participated in nude protests against local ordinances requiring people to dress in public.
Jean Depep said the girlfriend whose son had moved to California is named Gypsy and they have two children. According to his stepfather, David Deppe also has a son with another woman.
Photos published Friday by the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper identified DePep with dozens of other naked people outside City Hall during the 2013 wedding of stripper activist Gypsy Taub, who was married to another man. Taub did not respond to phone calls or emails on Friday.
An article in The Chronicle in 2013 described David Deppe as a “hemp jewelry maker” who lived with Taub in a Victorian flat in Berkeley, a local public access television show called “Uncensored 9/11”. was hosting a talk show in which she appeared naked and promoting conspiracy theories that the 2001 terrorist attacks were “a terroristic act committed by the United States”.
Some of the blogs posted online in recent months by the name David Depp contained sarcasm about technology, aliens, communists, religious minorities and the global elite.
A post titled “Q” on August 24 featured a scatological collection of memes that included photographs of the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and referenced Qeon, a pro-Trump conspiracy theory that supports this belief. confirms that the country is run by a deep state cabal. Child sex traffickers, diabolical pedophiles, and child-eating cannibals.
Associated Press writer Michael Biseker in Washington; Bernard Condon and Jennifer Farrar from New York; Stephanie Dizio, from Los Angeles; and Olga Rodriguez from San Francisco contributed to this report.