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Sun Jul 1, 2018, 07:19 AM

Police called on 12-year-old mowing grass which ends up getting him more business

A boy in Maple Heights 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 Maple Heights police on them.

"They said I was cutting their grass. I didn't know it!" Reggie said.




https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/oh-cuyahoga/viral-video-police-called-on-12-year-old-mowing-grass-which-ends-up-getting-him-more-business

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Reply Police called on 12-year-old mowing grass which ends up getting him more business (Original post)
lapucelle Jul 2018 OP
Bluepinky Jul 2018 #1
lapucelle Jul 2018 #2
blueinredohio Jul 2018 #3
GoCubsGo Jul 2018 #4
irisblue Jul 2018 #5
lapucelle Jul 2018 #6
TheBlackAdder Jul 2018 #7
lapucelle Jul 2018 #8

Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 08:17 AM

1. Kudos to Mr. Reggie and his siblings and cousins.

Talk about entrepreneurship spirit!

I hope the person who called the police is publicly humiliated.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 08:34 AM

2. Gotta love this kid...



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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 10:01 AM

3. GO REGGIE. Hope you make more money than you ever dreamed possible.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 10:17 AM

4. I'm glad this kid is getting so much positive attention.

Perhaps others his age will take notice. Most of the kids in my neighborhood won't even cut their own lawns, let alone go out and start a summer business like that.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 10:24 AM

5. NYT story today

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/07/01/us/lawn-mowing-boy-police-ohio.html?action=click&module=In%20Other%20News&pgtype=Homepage&action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage

The neighbor is Linda Krakora, ..."Linda Krakora, who is white, said she had lived in the house with her husband, Randy, and their family for more than 30 years. She said that Ms. Holt-Colden and her family were the bad neighbors, and that their relationship had become so tense that she now communicates with her through the police....

The police were not called on the young boy — the police were called on the garbage I have next door,” Ms. Krakora said. “We called the police to ask the woman to have the kids stop mowing on our property because we can’t talk to her.”

When her husband called the police about the grass, it had nothing to do with race, Ms. Krakora said. “I don’t have an issue with color or I would have moved years ago,” she said.

A spokesman for the police in Maple Heights confirmed that officers responded to Ms. Holt-Colden’s home but said that no action was taken.
The article has more info.


White people, again, using police as customer service.

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 10:26 AM

6. Mr. Reggie and his lawn care crew...

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Response to lapucelle (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 10:44 AM

7. The family just seems like they're fucking nuts--calling cops on everyone who touches their property

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After reading articles on this, I'm not sure race was as much of a factor. It seems as though just plain craziness exists within that homeowner's family.



An in-law's had an old crone neighbor call the cops on both neighbors and anyone else in the neighborhood.

He had the cops call if she used a garden hose and water drained down his driveway and onto her sidewalk.

If there was a piece of trash, either neighbor was blamed. He couldn't cut one blade of grass on her property.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 11:20 AM

8. This story does seem to have a "hey you kids, get off my lawn" element to it,

but Mr. Reggie and his lawn care team are so amazing, I wanted to share it.

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