TyLon Pittman likes Christmas a lot, but the 5-year-old boy was scared there was a Grinch out there who truly did not. The child had been watching videos online of the Grinch doing his Grinchy deeds before he called police.
Local officer Lauren Develle heard about TyLon's concerns and paid him a visit at home to let him know they would take the Grinch to jail if he tried to steal his Christmas.
"I just want to tell you the Grinch is not going to steal your Christmas, OK?" the officer said. "Every Christmas morning, my dad wears these Grinch trousers", Develle told the Clarion Ledger. He had seen a clip from the animated classic, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" - and was determined to ensure that Byram's finest were on the case.
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Pittman then called TyLon to the door where the grinning officer stood. According to the Clarion Ledger, Pittman called the police department last Saturday unbeknownst to the rest of his family after learning on the internet about the green fiend and his motives. "You have saved the day".
After deciding the Grinch had enough time to think about his actions, Tylon released him from the holding cell.
After locking up the Grinch for good, TyLon joined Thompson for a tour of the police station.