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Woman arrested after two children traveled in pet kennels in auto

11 June, 2018, 15:15 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • Leimome Cheeks 62 was charged with two counts of child endangerment

Footage has emerged of the moment at grandmother apparently let her grandchildren out of dog kennels in the back of her vehicle. According to Memphis police, Leimome Cheeks, 62, said there was no room inside her auto, so she told the seven and eight-year-olds to get inside the kennels.

The kids told police that there was no air in the back of the vehicle, later moving them into the backseat.

The temperature reached a high of 95 degrees Saturday in Memphis.

According the the affidavit, Cheeks said "there was no room inside the vehicle earlier in the day", so she "told them to get inside the kennel".

Authorities said the suspect admitted that she drove about 35 minutes - from Memphis to Collierville, Tenn. - with two children in dog kennels in the back.

"It's very sad. Because it feels like hell right here now, it's very hot", said Nikita Blake who is Cheeks neighbor.

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A woman has been arrested after a video shared online showed two children getting out of pet kennels inside the trunk of an SUV. WATN said it attempted to contact Cheeks at her home over the weekend, but no one answered the door. She's such a nice lady.

'Cheeks further advised they also drove downtown, however she checked on the children periodically and later removed them from the kennel and put them in the rear seats of her her vehicle'.

A concerned citizen shot the video and forwarded it to the police.

"I think she needs some help. I couldn't see her actually doing that", said neighbor Skylarr Blake.

Police say the children are okay.

Cheeks is expected to appear in court Monday at 9 a.m.

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