The House speaker's computer was reportedly stolen during the deadly breach of the U.S. Capitol in January.
Marilyn Hueper, who with her husband owns the Homer Inn & Spa in Homer, Alaska, explained that federal agents busted down the door of their house and confiscated laptop computers and a cellphone and handcuffed them and their guests throughout the search, according to the Anchorage Daily News.
"I think almost right off the bat, they said, ‘Well, you probably know why we’re here,’ or something like that. It’s like, yeah, no, not really. And they said, ‘Well, we’re here for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop.’ And I said, ‘Oh,’ " Hueper told local radio station KSRM-AM.
Her husband Paul Hueper cell phone was similarly forensically audited by agents yet not confiscated, she said.
When she asked agents why they didn't simply knock, she explained they insisted they did but no one answered.
The authorized search was conducted by the FBI and an officer with the Capitol Police.
Chloe Martin, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Anchorage field office, confirmed to The Associated Press that agents conducted a court-authorized law enforcement activity at the Homer Inn and Spa.
"While individuals are free to speak about their interactions with the FBI, we do not, as a matter of practice, discuss or describe any contact we have or allegedly have with individuals," she stated in a Friday email to the AP. "At this time, and until it reaches the public realm, we can’t discuss the details."
Hueper told the radio station that agents showed her a picture of a woman that looked exceptionally like her and had clothes like hers who they explained had been part of the Capitol invasion.
Other pictures that the agents had made it more clear that Hueper was not the woman they were looking for, she explained, according to the Daily News.
"I’m like, ‘Wait a minute. Is that her? That’s clearly not me. Why did you not show me this to start with?’" Hueper said, according to the newspaper.
Hueper said she and her husband were in Washington, D.C., on a vacation that day and while they chose on a whim to attend the pro-Trump rally on Jan. 6 that led to the riot, she insists they did not participate in the riot.
She continued that she didn’t know Pelosi’s laptop had been stolen until agents told her they were searching for it.
"I said, ‘Oh, so it was stolen and it’s at large, good to know. I thought maybe it was just conspiracy theory, so thanks for the intel,’" she told the radio station.