Woman Caught Driving In Tennessee With Kids In Pet Kennels

Hannah Rogers
June 11, 2018

A U.S. woman has been arrested after a video emerged of her travelling with her two young children in pet kennels in Memphis.

Sixty-two-year-old Leimome Cheeks was arrested and charged with two counts of child endangerment, WREG reported. "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 vehicle".

A Memphis woman was arrested over the weekend after she allegedly placed her grandchildren in dog kennels during a vehicle trip across the state, police said. Temperatures in the area reached around 35°C.

Cheeks admitted that she drove the children in the kennels from Whitehaven to Collierville, which is a 35-minute ride. "I couldn't see her actually doing that", said neighbor Skylarr Blake. She's such a nice lady, " neighbor Skylark Blake said. I only met her like once maybe twice.

Ms Cheeks can be seen opening the cage doors to the kennels as the children hop out. "For them to be in the hot auto like that in cages is sad", one neighbour said.

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

The bystander, who asked to remain anonymous, sent the video to Memphis Police. "You looking at that video, you see she opened up the cage let the kids out the cage out the trunk of the vehicle, I mean it don't look good".

Ms Cheeks was being held in the Shelby County Jail.

Police said the children were OK after the incident.

Cheeks was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday morning.

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