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This five-year-old didn’t want the Grinch to steal Christmas, so he called 911

When five-year-old TyLon Pittman watched ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ for the first time, he didn’t see anything humorous about it. If anything, the whole concept of a hideous green monster stealing the best holiday of the year was just too much. So he did what any concerned citizen should, he called the police.

“You better not have,” said mom, TeResa Pittman, when little TyLon told her he dialed 911 to get the Grinch arrested before Christmas.

Nearly an hour after the call, the Pittman family heard the knock on the door.

“I’m looking for a little boy who was watching ‘The Grinch,’” a grinning officer Lauren Develle explained, “He called to say the Grinch is going to steal his Christmas.”

The Pittman’s welcomed Develle inside, where the outraged tiny citizen explained to the authorities his profound worries and proceeded to summon the implicating evidence he had gathered. A Youtube video.

TyLon offered his phone to officer Develle, showing to her the shocking moment where the Grinch declared his nefarious intentions.

“He was so serious,” said TyLon’s brother, TeDera Dwayne Graves to CBS News. “The look on his face was so serious. That’s what made it so funny.”

“I want him to come to my house and take him to jail,” TyLon told officer Develle, “I want to get him.”

The police of course, assured Mr Pittman they would uphold the law, “We can take him to jail if he comes and tries to steal your Christmas,” and she promised, “The Grinch is not going to come and steal your Christmas. I’m not going to let that happen.”

Curiously, the police did keep their promise. On Monday night, the Police department invited TyLon to the station to assist them in putting that nasty Grinch fellon behind bars once and for all.

The Green misfit was apprehended and escorted into a “holding cell” by officer Develle and their new brave recruit, honorary junior officer TyLon.

Davelle explained to the press how she managed to crack the complicated case, “I asked (TyLon) if he saw the Grinch, what would he do, and he said he’d call us and get us to come take him to jail. So I ended up looking around and I found him”.

Still wearing his Santa costume, the monstrous offender was shut in the holding cell, always under the vigilant look of junior officer Pittman.

“Why are you stealing Christmas?” TyLon asked the Grinch, with a determined stare.

Taking the boy’s hand in a handshake, the green monster said to his nemesis, “You have saved Christmas for the people of Byram. Your bravery is unmatched. You have saved the day.”

Now if this is not the most adorable story you’ll read today I think the Grinch is not the only one suffering from a small heart.

Little TyLon from Jackson, Mississippi was taken for a tour around the police station, given a goodie bag, and got his very own copy of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

“The police chief told him, ‘I’m going to give you these little handcuffs, and little police car now, but when you turn 21 come back here. We’ll give you an application,’” TyLon’s older brother said.

To Byram Police Chief Luke Thompson the whole event is just an example of what this time of the year is all about.

“Let’s have a little joy this year,” the officer said. “this has certainly brought a lot of people joy”

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