Woman accused to trying to grab officer’s gun

Dystiny Green. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Columbus woman is facing charges after allegedly trying to take a police officer’s weapon during a disturbance early Saturday morning.

The incident happened at about 3:20 that morning when police were called to a report of a woman walking near the roundabout at 11th Street, trying to stop cars.

29-year-old Dystiny D. Green was found in the area and appeared intoxicated. After yelling at officers and refusing to follow orders, she was taken into custody and began fighting police. According to police reports, she grabbed the top of an officer’s gun, and disengaged a safety feature that keeps the weapon in the holster.

She was tackled to the ground and had additional restraints added before being taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to be checked out. She also allegedly spit at an officer.
She is facing preliminary charges of:

  • Public Intoxication
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Resisting Law Enforcement
  • Battery by Bodily Waste on a Public Safety Official
  • (Attempted) Disarming a Law Enforcement Officer