Everyone knows the story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The mean old Grinch robs the Whos down in Whoville of all their Christmas toys and decorations before having a change of heart when he learns the true meaning of the holiday. But when a 5-year-old boy from Byram, Mississippi suspected the Grinch was trying to steal Christmas once again, he called 911 to report the potential crime. TyLon Pitman was watching videos on a smartphone that caused him to believe the Grinch had fallen back into his old habits and reported his worries to law enforcement, telling the police, “I want y’all to come back to my house and take him to jail.”
After TyLon spoke with a dispatcher about his suspicion, an officer named Lauren Develle heard about his call and decided to head down to his house to reassure him the police would apprehend anyone trying to steal Christmas, including the Grinch. To reward Tylon for his vigilance and bravery, Officer Develle then brought him down to the station so he could help them lock up the Grinch, ensuring the holiday would be safe from any attempted robbery. The Byram Police Station even made TyLon an honorary officer for the day, which was a thrill for him, as he hopes to become a police officer someday. Considering that he’s already cracking cases, he seems to be on the right track.
TyLon’s older brother TeDera Dwayne Graves posted the adorable conversation between his little brother and the police on FaceBook and Soundcloud, where it quickly went viral. The call is hilarious to listen to, as the young Christmas-loving sleuth is extremely serious about stopping the Grinch before he can once again ruin Christmas for everyone with his devious ways.
Posted by TeDera Dwayne Graves II on Monday, December 18, 2017
TeDera admitted he was surprised that the police went through so much effort just to keep a young boy’s Christmas spirit alive, telling The Clarion Ledger, “For them to go this far and have this happen when he wants to be a police officer, it means a lot. And it just shows that there are some really good people out there.”