After watching a video about the Grinch, he called 911.
Byram Police Officer Lauren Develle went out of her way to let the tiny tyke know she wouldn't let anybody steal his Christmas.
Develle got his address and went to the home of Tylon Pittman to reassure him his Christmas would be safe, according to the Clarion Ledger.
Thanks to the vigilance of 5-year-old TyLon Pittman from Byram, Mississippi, the Grinch will not be stealing anyone's Christmas this year.
The police department then decided they wanted to do something special for the boy who was anxious not just about his own Christmas, but about whether other children would be able to celebrate the holiday too.
Later, he told his mother, TeResa Pittman, that he had made the call, but she didn't take the tot seriously at the time.
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TeDera Dwayne Graves, TyLon's brother who is in the Air Force is at home for the very first time in four years for the holidays and he caught the loving and amusing interaction video. Young TyLon was made an honorary junior officer for the day as well.
'I kind of find it really amusing.
"Why are you stealing Christmas?"
Hanging his head, still wearing his Santa outfit, the Grinch put up no fight as he was shut in the holding cell inside the police department.
Tylon offered to track down any suspects for the police whenever they need help. Your bravery is unmatched.
"When they call me and they say it's going so fast and they have a gun, I'm going to chase them so fast", Tylon said.