Police were called on a 12-year-old mowing grass, but thanks to a viral video he's getting more business than ever

Reginald Fields, the 12-year-old who runs his own lawn care business, called Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service, smiles in a viral video posted by a happy customer. (Photo: Lucille Holt via Facebook)

It isn’t unusual for children to take up summer jobs to earn a little extra cash during the months they have off from school. Certainly, some adults would tell you that their first job was selling lemonade or helping their neighbors mow their lawn. It’s almost a rite of passage in some neighborhoods, and it’s such an idyllic image of an American summer that it’d fit right into an episode of Leave It to Beaver.

However, there are plenty of (let’s use this word) grouches in the world.

Reginald Fields is 12 years old and runs his own business, Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service. Along with some of his cousins and siblings, he performs lawn care on neighbors’ yards in their community near Cleveland.

“I’m having fun at the same time I’m cutting,” Reggie told Cleveland’s WEWS.

They were mowing Lucille Holt’s grass when the Maple Heights police were called on them.

Holt was initially confused when the police arrived, but then she learned her neighbors had called the officers to complain about the children cutting a part of their property. According to WEWS, there is about a foot where Holt’s property butts against that of her neighbors.

Holt shared the event on her Facebook page.

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

The video went viral, and now Reggie and his crew are flooded with people from all over the city who want to employ them. Reggie hopes he can earn enough money to buy more equipment so he can continue to expand his business.

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

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