Family Who Called Police On 12-Year-Old Who Accidentally Mowed Their Yard Calls Cops For No Good Reason Again
"I didn't know," says 12-year-old Reggie Fields.
Update (July 9, 2018): The white family who called the police on 12-year-old entrepreneur Reggie Fields who accidentally mowed their lawn while cutting his client's grass is back at it.
Lucille Holt, who had hired Mr. Reggie's Lawn Cutting Service last month, hosted a Fourth of July party and barbecue at her home. She and her guests, including Reggie, were having a great time until two police vehicles pulled up to the party after being called on the non-emergency line by Holt's neighbors, Randy and Linda Krakora, Mic reports.
In the Facebook video below, Holt said, "The reason that they came to my house today is because the kids are having fun. They're getting wet... And they're playing in water. They [the Krakoras] said the kids sprayed water on their house, and it knocked the shingles down."
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Maple Heights Police Lt. Joe Mocsiran said in an interview with Mic, “The report says [the Slip ‘N Slide] caused a board to pop off the fence. If it’s a result of playing and there’s no criminal intent, then it becomes a civil matter.”
No arrests were made or citations issued, and Mocsiran mentioned the Krakora family had called police approximately 60 times over the last 18 years.
Linda Krakora said during an interview with Mic, “We have always been told by the police that if we feel threatened, ‘Don’t confront these people, just call us.’ We’re a slightly older couple. We have a white couple in their eighties next to us. If we feel it’s going to be more of an issue to go over trying to talk to somebody, for our safety, we just call the police.”
Mic reports the "ongoing dispute" between Holt and the Krakoras began not long after she and her children moved next door in October.
Original Story (June 29, 2018): A 12-year-old Ohio boy was trying to make some money and ended up staring down the police.
Reginald Fields runs Mr. Reggie's Lawn Cutting Service with a few of his young relatives, and they were servicing a lawn when someone called the police on them.
According to News 5 Cleveland, neighbors called the police on the youngins because Reggie's crew supposedly cut a foot-wide patch of their grass.
"I was like, that's a shame. I didn't know," Reggie said.
Lucille Holt, the owner of the property the kids had been hired to cut, posted a Facebook video about the incident. One of the kids in the video said he was only 9-years-old.
"I guess I have a line where part of it is now my yard. They called the police to tell the police that the kids was cutting they grass," Holt said in the video.
The video went viral, and business is now booming for Reggie and his crew.
"People are inboxing me like, 'How can I get in touch with these children? Where are they at? I got property I want these kids to cut,'" Holt said. Holt also made a GoFundMe campaign for Reggie's business.
Reggie is excited about the prospect of new clients.
"Just give me a call. I will be there. On time!" he said.
No arrests were made, and the police left without incident.