Paul Pelosi tricked intruder, alerted cops before being beaten with hammer, police say
WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in hiding after she was found at a home with no working phone lines and police were dispatched to the woman’s home with a hammer after she accidentally told them she was going shopping.
Police said the woman contacted one of their dispatchers and told them she was on her way to her apartment to get a hammer and that she had accidentally dropped it in her car. She didn’t have it with her and wanted to go to work, police said.
One of the dispatchers called 911, the dispatcher told WUSA9, and before police arrived the caller used her cell phone to call 911.
When police arrived at 18th Street and F Street NW, they found the woman, who has not yet been identified, lying face down on the floor of the hallway outside of her apartment, with “multiple injuries to her head, her neck, her back and multiple bruises to her face and head” according to a police spokeswoman.
She had been “severely beaten with a hammer,” according to an affidavit from the officer.
“When police tried to take her into custody, she managed to get up out of her apartment and ran from the house with her keys and a hammer in her hand, leading police on a foot chase to an apartment building,” police said.
She was arrested and charged with assault and possession of a weapon. An attorney representing her in the case told WUSA9 that her client didn’t want to make a media statement.
Police say the woman was able to unlock the door of the apartment and lead them on a foot chase. She broke into the apartment twice, police said, but was able to escape from each time and flee to a fourth-floor apartment. Officers saw the woman running out the front door of her apartment building, and caught her in the parking lot.
“She was extremely cooperative, and led