How someone stole a family's Christmas Grinch

This morning, Good Morning America's Michael Strahan introduced viewers to 5-year-old Tylon Bittman from MS who bravely made a decision to put an end to the Grinch and his plot to steal Christmas.

Police in Byram, Mississippi got a call over the weekend about an imminent threat to Christmas.

In his five-star review posted to the Byram Police Department's Facebook page, TyLon's big brother, TeDera Graves II, a USAF airman, said, "It's the little things like this that go unnoticed, especially in society today, with what police officers do".

"I just want to tell you something", Tylon told the operator during the recorded call. TyLon reportedly asked the Grinch, but the green creature just shrugged his shoulders before shaking the little boy's hand and thanking him for saving Christmas. "Every Christmas morning, my dad wears these Grinch trousers", Develle told the Clarion Ledger.

"He calls people all the time", his mother, Teresa Brown-Pittman, told the TV station.

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. TyLon was also named an honorary junior officer for the day.

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She said, "I kind of find it really amusing".

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

"I want you to come to my house and take him to jail", Pittman said.

Nobody's going to steal Christmas from this boy! "If he gets your number, he's going to call you and blow you up; but to dial 911, oh my God, no". Your bravery is unmatched.

Thompson said he told TyLon that when he is 21, he can fill out an application to be a real officer.

  • Stacy Houston