MS police hail boy as hero for calling 911 on Grinch

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The 5-year-old MS boy watched "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" and immediately called 9-1-1 to warn the cops of the coming holiday heist.

On Tuesday morning, Good Morning America's Michael Strahan shared the sweetest story about a Mississippi-based boy who called 911 on the Grinch.

On Monday night, with the help of Byram's police department, TyLon "arrested" the Grinch after he made a 911 call over the weekend to report him.

"I asked (TyLon) if he saw the Grinch, what would he do, and he said he'd call us and get us to come take him to jail", Develle told the 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. Develle continued, "It's his favorite movie".

Christmas isn't going to be ruined on THIS five-year-old's watch.

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OK, so maybe no one knows exactly how someone stole a family's Christmas Grinch yet.

Later, he told his mother, TeResa Pittman, that he had made the call, but she didn't take the tot seriously at the time.

Video posted to Facebook by TeDera Dwayne Graves II showed the interaction between his little brother and a police officer.

Byram Police Chief Luke Thompson gave TyLon a Grinch doll and a promise.

"I'm going to say put your hands behind your back and get down on the ground, then when he gets on the ground, I'm gonna say, 'Why are you stealing Christmas?'" Officers then let TyLon lead the festive crook to the holding room for questioning. Your bravery is unmatched. 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", The Clarion-Ledger reported.