Mississippi boy dials 911 to say Grinch stealing Christmas
BYRAM, Miss. (AP) - A 5-year-old Mississippi boy called 911 to report that the Grinch was trying to steal Christmas.
The Clarion Ledger reports that it happened Saturday in the Jackson suburb of Byram. An officer went to TyLon Pittman's home to assure him that the green creature wouldn't take anyone's gifts.
TyLon had been watching videos online when he became alarmed about the Grinch. He told his mom, Teresa Pittman, that he dialed 911, but she says she didn't quite believe him until an officer knocked on the door.
The officer, Lauren Develle, says she grew up loving the character created by children's author Dr. Seuss.
TyLon says he has a plan in case the Grinch does appear: he says he will wrestle him and hold him until the police show up.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Passersby try to remove massive gator from highway
Louisiana Municipal Association to host hundreds at days-long convention in River Center
Full WBRZ Interview with White House Vaccination Coordinator, Bechara Choucair
LDH offering routine COVID testing to K-12 schools; EBR and Zachary on...
Metro council won't approve proposal to redirect money from libraries to drainage