DFL leader’s north Minneapolis house listed for sale after carjacking

A 911 transcript obtained by Alpha News through a public records request provides some additional details on the incident. 

One of the vice chairs of the Minnesota DFL Party says she was violently carjacked in front of her children in the driveway of her Minneapolis home. (Facebook)

A DFL Party leader has sold her north Minneapolis home after she was violently carjacked in her driveway last month, according to public real estate records.

Minnesota DFL Second Vice Chair Shivanthi Sathanandan made national headlines when she wrote about the Sept. 5 incident in a now-deleted Facebook post.

“Four very young men, all carrying guns, beat me violently down to the ground in front of our kids. The young men held our neighbors up at gunpoint when they ran over and tried to help me. All in broad daylight,” she wrote.

Sathanandan called for harsher penalties for juvenile offenders and urged police to “catch these young people who are running wild creating chaos across our city.”

These comments were widely criticized when it was revealed that Sathanandan expressed support for dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department in June 2020 after the death of George Floyd and applauded the “radical leadership” of City Council members who were spearheading this effort. The Facebook post with these comments has also been deleted (or made private).

A police report from the incident lists a north Minneapolis address for Sathanandan. The home at the address was listed for sale on Sept. 22 and a pending offer was accepted on Sept. 29, records indicate.

A 911 transcript obtained by Alpha News through a public records request provides some additional details on the incident.

One of Sathanandan’s neighbors called to report that Sathanandan’s white Ford Explorer was stolen by a “bunch of kids with guns.”

“They took her, they stole her car and beat her with the gun,” her neighbor said. When an operator asked if she needed to send an ambulance, both Sathanandan and her neighbor replied “no.”

The neighbor said the suspects didn’t arrive in a vehicle of their own but were “walking down the street and … came up the alley.”

“The guy who had a gun had no shirt on. They’re probably about four about, uh, from 5’6-5’9 in height, all black males,” she said.

The city did not provide a direct answer about whether any arrests have been made.

“This is currently an open and active investigation that we are taking very seriously,” a spokesperson said.

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Anthony Gockowski

Anthony Gockowski is Editor-in-Chief of Alpha News. He previously worked as an editor for The Minnesota Sun and Campus Reform, and wrote for the Daily Caller.