ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – A 39-year-old St. Paul woman is accused of hitting a tow truck driver with her car and taking him for an unwanted ride after he was trying to repossess it, according to charges filed Friday in Ramsey County Court.

Diana Rae Anderson, also known as Diana Rae Buckles, was charged with one felony count of third-degree assault and one felony count of terroristic threats in connection with the incident.

According to a complaint, Maplewood Police were called to the intersection of Larpenteur Avenue and Rice Street on Feb. 17 on a report of a man on the hood of a vehicle. When authorities arrived, they learned the man was a tow truck driver who does vehicle repossessions.

On that day, he saw a car in the area that matched a vehicle on his list for repossession. He located the car and was in the process of loading it onto his truck when a woman, later identified as Buckles, ran over from across the seat and got into the driver’s seat of the car. According to the complaint, Buckles hit the gas on the car and ran into the man, forcing him onto the hood of the car.

Buckles then drove through the parking lot they were in and swerved the car from side to side, trying to throw the man off, according to the complaint. She left the parking lot with the car and hit a pump, sending the man into the air and forcing him to land hard on the roof. She slammed on her brakes, then hit the gas, then hit the brakes again to try to throw him off. He fell off the car, and she fled the scene.

Police tracked down Anderson by her vehicle registration, and during questioning she said some guy jumped on her car and said “Give it up, b***ch.” She said she was afraid that a man had been sent by her ex-husband and denied that it was a tow truck driver. Anderson also denied hitting the man with the car, but rather that he jumped on the car as she was driving it, according to the complaint.

Anderson admitted that her car was being repossessed and didn’t call 911 because she didn’t want her ex-husband to know where she lives. Anderson has five previous felony convictions.

If convicted in this case, she faces up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

Comments (14)
  1. Andy says:

    This is hilarious!

    1. S.St Paul Packer packin' says:

      she makes me so very happy …
      I’m so gladdddddddddddddd she came into myyyyyyyyyyy life
      she makes me so verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry happy
      she makes me so very happy …………….

  2. Swamp Rat says:

    This sounds better than any ersatz reality show. Real life is reality. Can’t wait to see this on the talk show circuit. What would Dr.Phil or Oprah say?

    Stay Tuned!!!

  3. Lovely says:

    What a lovely looking broad. I’m a year older, yet look 20 years younger than this weathered beast. Rack up dem felonies!

  4. deep thinker says:

    Looks like a poster child for meth users…sure hope she gets treatment fefore
    she kills someone

  5. G Dog says:

    Kevin has an ex. Only one?

    1. Kevin says:

      No G Diggity Dog…she had jungle fever……she dont like the indian meat…..

  6. Spellin Natzi says:

    Ran across the seat and jumped into the front street?

    1. Mabel Hornschlinger says:

      Mr. Natzi, please be nice

  7. Kevin says:


  8. Bob from S MN says:

    Can’t make car payments cause the price of drugs that she needs keeps going up. Maybe they can try and dry her out a bit in the big house. Hopefully the tow truck driver is ok.

  9. confused says:

    Fred,is that you?

  10. Truck paid off Up North says:

    Maybe it was the guys from “Lizard Lick Towing.” It’s like these people don’t think it’s going to happen to them.

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