The Grinch himself was caught red-handed, or would it be green-handed, in Mississippi this week.
It all started when TyLon Pittman called 911 to warn police that the Grinch was stealing Christmas and to be on the lookout, The Clarion-Ledger reported. The child had been watching videos online of the Grinch doing his Grinchy deeds before he called police.
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Dispatchers sent Officer Lauren Develle to TyLon’s home to check it out and promise him that the Grinch will not steal his Christmas.
Following the call, the Byram Police Department was “on the lookout” for the Grinch and ended up arresting the Christmas “thief.”
The Grinch was still in his Santa costume when police tracked him down and put him in a holding cell with the help of honorary junior officer TyLon.
TyLon then asked his nemesis point blank why he was stealing Christmas. The Grinch just shrugged his shoulders, but he did tell the junior crime fighter that “You have saved Christmas for the people of Byram. Your bravery is unmatched. You have saved the day,” The Clarion-Ledger reported.
TyLon then allowed the Grinch to be released, WLBT reported.
TyLon then received a Grinch doll, and was given a promise that when he turns 21, the police chief will give him a job application since TyLon said he wants to be a police officer when he grows up, the Jackson newspaper reported.