Boy’s lawn care business takes off after neighbor calls cops on him for mowing lawn

A 12-year-old boy near Cleveland, Ohio, has reportedly seen a huge uptick in his lawn care business since he had the police called on him for cutting grass in a viral video last weekend.

The boy, Reginald Fields, was seen in the video cutting local resident Lucille Holt’s grass when the police showed up.

Holt, who said that it was the first time Fields had mowed her lawn, told The Hill that the yard does not have a clear property line and so the boy accidentally mowed her neighbor’s property as well.{mosads}

That mistake prompted the neighbor to alert the Maple Heights Police Department, Lt. Joe Mocsiran told Fox News on Friday.

“I guess I have a line where part of it is not my yard,” Holt said in the video she posted to Facebook on Saturday. “They called the police to tell the police that the kids were cutting their grass.” 

“They said I was cutting their grass. I didn’t know it,” Fields told ABC affiliate WEWS in Cleveland.

Holt said that the neighbor had a history of calling the cops on her for seemingly innocuous incidents, like her children playing loudly in the snow.

As of Friday afternoon, Holt’s video has garnered more than 184,000 views and over 700 shares on Facebook.

Holt said she’s received hundreds of messages and calls from people who want to use Fields’s lawn care business, called “Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service.”

“His business has really picked up,” Holt said, “to the point where somebody even inboxed me about doing him an online scheduling so that he won’t overbook people.”

Holt said the young boy started the business last year in an effort to help his mom. His mother cares for his grandfather, whom Holt said uses a wheelchair.

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