WATCH: 12-year-old boy fed up with pot holes, fixes them himself


If you ask 12-year old Monte Scott of Muskegon Heights –  the potholes on his street are out of control. 

So much so, that he’s not waiting on officials to fix the problem. He’s taking care of the issue himself…with a shovel and some dirt.   

Four years separate 12-year-old Monte Scott from a drivers license.   

Monte’s mom, Trinell Scott says, “I work pretty hard and I enjoy doing what I do and I think he sees that and it rubs off on him.” 

When his moms tire fell victim to this crater at the end of his street in Muskegon Heights, Monte took action fixing his road himself.

“He saw a problem, and figured he could fix it by filling in the potholes with the dirt, a crew came through and finished the job Monte started.” says Monte’s mom.

Monte hopes the street is fixed before his 16th birthday.

When Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer heard Monte’s story she wanted to meet him. 

She plans on doing that on Friday.

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