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Neighbors mowing the police on 12-year-old lawns are increasing their business, the customer says



A 12-year-old Ohio boy running his own lawnmower business has gained more customers after a neighbor called the police to mow part of his garden.

Maple Heights resident, Lucille Holt, hired 12-year-old Reginald Fields, who owns Mr. Reggie's Lawn Cutting Service, to mow her lawn on Saturday, she told ABC-Cleveland subsidiary WEWS.

Reginald's cousins ​​often help him at work, and one of the neighbors called the police after the group of children accidentally cut some of their grass, Holt said in a Facebook video she posted on Saturday ,

"They called the police to tell the police that the children were cutting their grass," Holt said. "Who does that?"

The patch of lawn that the neighbors apparently refer to sits between Holt's house and hers. There is no fence where the property starts and ends.

"I think I have a snake there, it's not part of my garden," Holt said.

The video showed a police car parked across the street from Holt's house and two neighbors sweeping away grass from their driveway. Holt said neighbors in the past had called the police if their kids had thrown snowballs, and another time their son "cried because he was joking."

  PHOTO: A police car is parked in front of Lucille Holt Colden's home in Maple Heights, Ohio. Lucille Holt Colden
A police car is parked in front of Lucille Holt Colden's home in Maple Heights, Ohio.
  PHOTO: Neighbors in Maple Heights, Ohio, called the police at Mr. Reggie's Lawn Cutting Service for mistaking their grass Lucille Holt Colden
Neighbors in Maple Heights, Ohio, called the police Mr. Reggie's Lawn Cutting Service for mistaking his grass.

"You called the police because the children [are] cut the grass out here, and they cut the grass that was not our grass?" Said Holt. "I do not know which part is my grass and which part is your grass."

She continued, "You should be glad that these kids are not breaking out their car windows outside," Holt said. "You should be glad that the children [aren’t] stole their cars here."

Holt then asks one of the boys how old he is. When he answers that he is 9 and went to school with one of the neighbors, she praises him for his productivity.

"I'm so glad [you’re] to do something positive out here," she said.

  PHOTO: Reginald Fields has received a new lawn mower and new leaf blowers from people in the community after neighbors called him for grass cutting. Lucille Holt Colden
Reginald Fields has received a new lawn mower and new leaf blowers from people in the community after neighbors called him over grass clippings.

Then an officer comes to talk to Holt and ask if they can "go around the corner so you do not have to look at each other while I'm talking to you."

When Holt asks why, the policeman says, "Because I do not want it to be something, I try to make it easy for everyone."

The Maple Heights Police Department did not respond immediately to ABC News' request. WEWS reached the neighbors who said they saw the video, but did not want to comment further.

Holt finished the video saying she was "so angry now that these babies [are] go through this – the police are calling them for cutting grass."

Reginald did not know he was cutting the neighbor's grass, he told WEWS.

"They said I cut their grass," he said. "I did not know it!"

Since the incident that was seen on Facebook more than 150,000 times on Facebook, Reginald has received more business calls than ever from across the city, he said.

"People are boxing me like," How can I contact these kids? Where are they? I have property I want these kids to cut, & # 39; said Holt.

Reginald told the local station that he planned to save the money he made to buy new equipment and increase his business.

  PHOTO: Mr. Reggie's Lawn Cutting Service has received a new lawn mower and new leaf blowers from people in the community after neighbors called him over grass clippings Lucille Holt Colden
Mr. Reggie's Lawn Cutting Service has received a new lawn mower and new leaf blowers from people in the community after neighbors called him for grass cutting.

On Friday, Holt released video of Reginald, who received a new lawnmower and leaf blower members of the community who have seen their video.


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