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5-year-old reports the Grinch to the police

Posted on Wednesday, 20 December, 2017 | Comment icon 9 comments

You're a mean one, Mr Grinch... Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Tom Hilton
One young Christmas fan decided to take matters in to his own hands in Jackson, Mississippi this week.
TyLon Pittman had been watching clips of the festive-themed Jim Carrey movie 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' when he became concerned by the titular character's activities and dialled 911.

His mother didn't believe him until a police officer turned up at their house and knocked on the door.

"My five-year-old brother called the police and said that the Grinch is stealing people's Christmas and he don't want him to steal his, so they really came to our house," wrote his brother, TeDera Graves.

The officer, Lauren Develle, who also happened to be a fan of the movie, told TyLon that she would protect everyone's gifts from the Grinch and send the miserly antagonist to jail if he tried anything.

"We thought it was funny, we were shocked he actually did it," said Graves.

"But we had a talk with him about when it's ok to call 911."

Source: Sky News | Comments (9)

Tags: Grinch, Christmas

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Piney on 20 December, 2017, 17:03
Comment icon #2 Posted by Taun on 20 December, 2017, 17:32
Kudos to the police department for reacting the way they did... And this is a story that this young man will never be able to forget during family meetings... Especially with a big brother...
Comment icon #3 Posted by OverSword on 20 December, 2017, 17:41
That was great! Christmas is a very stressful time for kids I can see how that would scare him.
Comment icon #4 Posted by _KB_ on 20 December, 2017, 20:43
I'm guessing he got in the eggnog... I mean believing that tv shows are real is strange even for a 5 year old
Comment icon #5 Posted by Lilly on 20 December, 2017, 22:07
The thing is, if he saw it on his Mom's phone and he was ever told something like, "people on Facebook are real", he could have been convinced that the Grinch was indeedreal as well.The concept of fantasy and reality do not become clear to most kids until about age 7 (and this little fellow was only 5).
Comment icon #6 Posted by susieice on 21 December, 2017, 0:31
I saw this on the news. The officers that responded had a big smile for the kid, they were so amused. Can't blame the little guy for not wanting the Grinch to come ruin everything.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Taun on 21 December, 2017, 0:32
For some of us... much later...
Comment icon #8 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot on 26 December, 2017, 13:06
Now that is police officer. Beautiful thing to do it was. Rarity these days really because the policemostly believe that they must look mean and act macho even if it doesn't fit most of them because oftheir physical characteristics. Weird times but story like this one has to be shared and promoted by every media, oh, wish if it was that way...
Comment icon #9 Posted by ChaosRose on 26 December, 2017, 16:04
Well, he is a nasty wasty skunk... ya never know.

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