And, that's exactly what happened when a five-year-old from Byram, Mississippi, chose to take matters into his own hands. Tylon Pittman's parents were quite surprised when officers showed up at their door.
TyLon Pittman saw a video clip of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and made a decision to call his local police department in Byram, Miss. on Saturday to report the green Dr. Seuss character's intentions. "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!" "Every Christmas morning, my dad wears these Grinch trousers", she told reporters.
Tylon's brother shared the encounter on social media and the video went viral racking up nearly 35,000 shares.
The Grinch in jail while the family says this will be a Christmas he remembers forever
"What are you going to do if he tries to steal your Christmas?" the officer asks.
Tylon's mother Teresa Brown-Pittman told local WLBT that her son "calls people all the time", but she was shocked that he called 911. The video of the endearing interaction between the little boy and Officer Develle quickly went viral.
Tylon offered to track down any suspects for the police whenever they need help. The 5-year-old honorary police officer took the Grinch into custody, booking the green-furred villain on charges that included the attempted theft of Christmas. Thank you to Officer Develle and BPD for not only making my little brother's day but for showing him that being an officer isn't just about stopping crime.
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