Police called on 12-year-old mowing grass – which only gets him more business

CLEVELAND – An Ohio boy is running his own business this summer cutting lawns and cleaning up yards.

Reginald Fields, 12, is the owner of Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service. With several helping hands from his cousins, brothers and sisters, they are up with the sun every day working the neighborhood in Maple Heights.

That’s what they were doing when someone called Maple Heights police on them.

“They said I was cutting their grass. I didn’t know it!” Reggie said.

His customer, Lucille Holt, said she was confused when she saw police, but quickly learned the neighbors called to complain that the group cut a section of their property (about a foot where the two properties butt together) and were in their yard.

“They said the kids cut their grass,” Holt explained.

Reggie Fields said the police said nothing to him and the kids. He finished the job and felt a little discouraged.

“I was like, that’s a shame. I didn’t know,” Reggie said.

But that didn’t last long.

Lucille Holt created a Facebook post about what happened and ended up with thousands of views and hundreds of shares.

“I guess I have a line where part of it is now my yard. They called the police to tell the police that the kids was cutting their grass,” Holt said in the video.

Now, Mr. Reggie is getting a lot of support for his new business from people who see the video and want to make sure he’s never discouraged again.

“People are inboxing me like, ‘how can I get in touch with this children? Where are they at?'” Holt said.

Reggie, his siblings and his cousins are getting calls from all over the city now.

Reggie said he’s trying to save the money he earns to buy new equipment and grow his business.

“Just give me a call. I will be there. On time!” He said.

As for the neighbor who called police, they called WEWS to say they saw the Facebook video, but didn’t want to go on camera.

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2 comments

  • C

    Watch out. folks. The Komment Killer’s at it again. My comment, which referred to a person’s backside in a very commonly used word. It survived for about a day and now it’s gone. Hey FOX17, what’s the point of inviting comments and then axing them if it doesn’t sit well with you?

  • Augster

    What a great story! I’m surprised the media would cover it. I saw the headline and figured the 12-year-old was getting shut down. Reggie, I wish you the best and hope you inspire more kids of your generation to make something of their time and theirselves!