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City of Maple Heights shows its support for 12-year-old boy's lawn-cutting business

Posted at 6:05 PM, Jul 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 18:06:24-04

Many of us know the story by now — a woman called the cops on a 12-year-old boy who accidentally cut her lawn while he was mowing her neighbor's grass.

Reginald Fields 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.

Since News 5 first reported the story last week, Reggie's business has received a lot of support from viewers who did not agree with the neighbor's decision to call police and who want to financially contribute to his business.

The City of Maple Heights also showed its support for Reggie, his cousins and siblings. The city sent the following statement to News 5:

The City of Maple Heights is extremely proud of these young entrepreneurs! Our small-town police force is always responsive and consistently supports and encourages our young men and women through their volunteerism, Christmas Toy give-away, annual Mocktail fundraiser for pediatric cancer patients and much more. At a time when our city was also thrust into the spotlight for an unspeakable tragedy of one of our very young, this is a very heartwarming story and testament to the great children and generous people that live here.

Those interested in donating resources can contact the Mr. Reggie Lawn Cutting Service line at 216-482-4308. A GoFundMe page has also been set up for online donations.