VIDEO: Michigan boy fills potholes outside house with dirt from backyard


MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. – A west Michigan boy is getting attention for taking matters into his own hands to deal with potholes.

WZZM-TV reports 12-year-old Monte Scott recently used dirt from his backyard to even out a street near his Muskegon Heights home. He says he “didn’t want people messing up their cars like my mom did.” He notes that repairing a pothole-damaged vehicle can cost hundreds of dollars.

Trinell Scott says her son “took it upon himself” to fix the road. Video of him working was posted on Facebook , where it got tens of thousands of views.

While not a long-term fix, his work comes amid attention to the issue of crumbling roads across Michigan as the governor and legislators try to find ways to pay for road improvements.

See the video below. (Warning: It containts explicit content)

This is my son fixing the potholes on Maffett street in Muskegon Heights off of Summit. He had a half day of school so he decided to fill the potholes because he doesn’t want his mom and grandma to mess up our cars. I love my son. He has a heart of gold.

Posted by Trinell Renee Payne on Wednesday, March 27, 2019