Article from Reason by Joe Setyon.

A 12-year-old Michigan boy has taken it upon himself to do what the government can’t seem to manage.

Monte Scott of Muskegon Heights used a garbage can full of dirt to fill at least 15 potholes near his family’s home last week. “I didn’t want people messing up their cars like my mom did,” he told WZZM. “If somebody were to drive down the street and hit a pothole, and then would have to pay like $600-700 to get their car fixed, they would be mad.”

Scott has gone viral in recent days after a video posted to Facebook on Wednesday showed him at work:

Scott told the Muskegon Times he’s wanted to fill potholes for months, and finally did so following a half-day at school. “People complain and complain, and the city never fills them up,” he said. “And I feel horrible because they never do it. They should fix the streets.”

Read the entire article at Reason.

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