Christmas has been saved, thanks to 5-year-old TyLon Pittman, who took matters into his own hands when he learned about the Grinch’s plan to steal Christmas.
“I just want to tell you something,” TyLon told the 911 operator. “Watch for that little Grinch. Because the Grinch is going to steal Christmas.”
The little boy had been watching videos of the Grinch on a phone when he realized the Grinch was up to no good.
Unbeknownst to the rest of his family the little boy dialed 911 to alert the police of a potential crime.
Lauren Develle, a police officer with the Byram Police Department, heard about the boy’s call and decided to pay the boy a visit.
When she arrived at the family’s house they were confused, but then they realized what had happened.
Officer Develle drove to TyLon’s house to assure him the Grinch wouldn’t steal his Christmas.
The 5-year-old’s older brother, TeDera Dwayne Graves, who is in the Air Force and home for the holidays, caught the interaction between TyLon and Officer Develle on camera.
“I can NOT make this up!!!” he wrote on Facebook. “My 5 year old brother called the police and said that the Grinch is stealing people Christmas and he don’t want him to steal his so they really came to our house!”
If the Grinch tried to steal his Christmas TyLon knew how he’d apprehend the criminal.
The little boy and officer discussed the Grinch and his evil plans, and then she asked him what he would do if the Grinch carried out his plans. TyLon said he’d call the police and have them take him to jail.
Throughout the entire exchange the 5-year-old boy was dead serious.
Two days after his initial 911 call, TyLon got to help arrest the Grinch.
Two days after TyLon shared his plans on how he’d help catch the Grinch, Officer Develle invited the little boy to the police station. She had a suspect she needed help with, and the only person who could help her was TyLon.
TyLon helped Officer Develle “arrest” the Grinch.
The little boy only had one question for the suspected thief, “Why are you stealing Christmas?”
The Grinch could only shrug.
TyLon’s family was extremely grateful for the police.
“For them to go this far and have this happen, when he wants to be a police officer, it means a lot,” Graves told the Clarion Ledger. “And it just shows that there are some really good people out there.”