Neighbors call police on Ohio 12-year-old mowing grass; viral video gets boy more business

CLEVELAND — A boy in Ohio 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.

That’s what they were doing when someone called the Maple Heights Police Department on them, WEWS reported.

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

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 Fields said.

But that didn’t last long.

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 they grass,” Holt said in the video.

Now, Reggie Fields 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? I got property I want these kids to cut,'” Holt said.

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

Reggie Fields 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 News 5 to say they saw the Facebook video, but didn’t want to go on camera.

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