Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" is a holiday classic. One kid took the title of the movie literally and called authorities to turn the Grinch in. As Mississippi News Now reported, 5-year-old Tylon Pittman of Byram, Mississippi was watching the movie on a smart phone. Thinking the Grinch was a thief of holiday joy, he called 911.
The officer who arrived told Tylon that the Grinch would not ruin Christmas, as he does in the movie.
“He calls people all the time,” said Tylon’s mother Teresa Brown-Pittman. “If he gets your number, he’s going to call you and blow you up; but to dial 911, oh my God, no.”
Police Officer Lauren Develle heard about the call and wanted to give Tylon a visit.
"Our dispatcher posted a status on Facebook that she had received a call from a little boy ... and he told her he thought the Grinch was going to be coming to steal his Christmas," she said. "I asked her to send me his address."
To play along with the story, the authorities decided to help Tylon actually catch the Grinch. The Byram Police Department allowed the kid to arrest someone in a Grinch costume and take him to jail.
“When they call me and they say it’s going so fast and they have a gun, I’m going to chase them so fast,” shared Tylon. “I’m going to ride my motorcycle so fast.”
Tylon eventually released the Grinch from his holding cell. The 5-year-old said he wants to be a cop when he grows up, and he even offered to help the police any time they need backup.
Tylon's brother shared the story on Facebook: "I can NOT make this up!!! 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!"