Neighbour calls police on 12 year-old African-American boy for mowing their lawn for free

In news that makes us want to scream into a pillow then sit in a quiet darkened room, Ohio residents called the police on a 12-year-old boy and his young siblings who mowed their lawn.

Yes, really.

Reginald “Reggie” Fields has been spending his summer mowing lawns at his local Maple Heights neighbourhood to earn some spending money.

Helped by his siblings and cousins, he had agreed to cut the grass for Lucille Holt but crossed over into her neighbour’s garden by accident. This was an easy mistake to make, because the yards are not separated and run on from each other.

Rather than be delighted with the free lawn trim, which was clearly done in good faith, the furious neighbours called the police.

The moment police arrived was captured on video, which has since gone viral.



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