How the Grinch Stole Christmas, for those of you that don’t know it, is a children’s book by Dr. Seuss about a lonely character, the Grinch, who gets jealous seeing his neighbors celebrating Christmas and therefore steals all the Christmas items and hopes that by doing this the family won’t be able to celebrate Christmas anymore. The family celebrates, nonetheless, and the Grinch feels guilt and returns all the items. In the process, he becomes the hero of the Christmas dinner.
Young TyLon Pittman, a 5-year-old boy from Byram, Mississippi, had probably been told the story for the first time. Knowing he was too little to take on the Grinch all by himself, he did what anyone in danger of seeing his Christmas presents getting swiped by the Grinch would do, and thus called 911.
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So Byram Police Officer, Ms Lauren Develle heard about it and wanted TyLon to know that his holiday was safe: "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."
"I asked her to send me his address."
Ms Develle went over to Tylon to explain that he didn’t have to worry, and that she would make sure his Christmas was safe: "I kind of find it really funny. Every Christmas morning, my dad wears these Grinch pants,"
"It's his favorite movie. Growing up seeing the Grinch every Christmas was my favorite thing."
She then proceeded to ask young Tylon: "So what are you going to do if he tries to steal your Christmas?".
"I want y'all to come back to my house and take him to jail," he answered.