'Watch out for the Grinch, OK?': Boy's adorable 911 call

A FIVE-year-old boy phoned 911 over the weekend to report the Grinch - ie the Christmas-hating character from How The Grinch Stole Christmas - to the proper authorities in Byram, Mississippi.

After watching a clip from the animated film adaptation of Dr Seuss' classic children's book, TyLon Pittman ran to the phone and dialled 911 multiple times, but he got cold feet and hung up after each attempt.

When the 911 operator called him back, TyLon picked up the phone and finally revealed why he phoned in the first place.

"Watch out for the Grinch, because the Grinch is going to steal Christmas, OK?" TyLon can be heard telling the 911 operator in an audio clip posted by the Clarion-Ledger.

TyLon later told the operator that he hopes to become a cop one day, before handing the phone over to his very confused father, who had no idea what TyLon had been up to.

The man then apologises to the 911 operator for TyLon's behaviour, and claimed that his son watches too many cartoons.

"It's fine, it's fine," the operator says. "It's definitely been the most interesting thing that's happened, as far as 911 hang-ups, for me."

-With Michael Bartiromo, read more here.