Neighbors Call Police On Boy Who Cut Their Grass By Mistake
Seeing young boys and girls showing some entrepreneurial spirit is always a good thing. Instead of wasting their time in from of the TV or on their computers, these kids make an honest, albeit humble, earnings by providing their services to the community. A lot of people are proud of them, but there are exceptions that just make our blood boil. This is one such case.
One Saturday morning in Maple Heights, Ohio, a 12-year-old boy and his siblings and cousins came out on the streets to offer their lawn mowing services. They got hired by a local named Lucille Holt, who needed her front yard to be mowed. So Reginald Fields took his company “Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service” to Ms. Holt’s property. Then, a problem arose.
Ms. Holt was absolutely confused when, out of the blue, a police squad car showed up in front of her house. Later, she learned that it was her next door neighbors who called the police on the kids. The reason - the accidentally mowed some of their grass! Apparently, there was an imaginary line between the two properties that split in the middle of the lawn. Even Holt herself was unclear about the official yard boundaries.
“They called the police to tell the police that the kids was cutting their grass,” Holt said. “Who does that? You called the police cause the kids [are] out here cutting the grass, and they cut the grass that wasn’t part of our grass? I don’t know what part is my grass and what part is your grass."
She continues, "They should be glad these kids aren't out there breaking their car windows out. They should be glad the kids’ not out here stealing their cars."
Holt then continues to praise the kids, some of them as young as 9, for being productive. “I’m so glad you are out here doing something positive,” she says to the work crew. “You should not be getting the police called on you just because you’re cutting grass.”
The police officers spoke to Holt and her neighbors separately, while the work crew was left alone. Still, it discouraged our brave entrepreneur, since it didn’t go as planned. Holt broadcast a Facebook Live video detailing the incident. The clip quickly went viral, earning over 100,000 views at the time of writing. Speaking to local media, Fields says the video resulted in a lot of extra support for the business. Some even went further and asked for a contact: “How can I get in touch with this children? Where are they at? I got property I want these kids to cut.”
Reggie even got an offer for a masterclass with lawn experts “The Grass Guys,” who handed down their years of advice to the boy. He already has the mind of an entrepreneur, saving all his money to expand his business. “Just give me a call. I will be there,” Reggie said. “On time!”
How can you not support kids like Reggie and his partners?
Credit: Lucille Holt via Storyful