Grandmother Transports Children in Dog Kennels

Leimome Cheeks 62 was arrested on Sunday after video emerged of her releasing two of her grandkids from dog kennels in the back of her SUV. She's

Grandmother Transports Children in Dog Kennels

According to a Memphis police affidavit, Cheeks told the two kids, ages seven and eight, to ride in the kennels because there was not enough room inside the vehicle.

WMC reported that Leimome Cheeks, 62, of Memphis, was charged with two counts of child endangerment, which carries a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison if convicted.

In an affidavit, Cheeks admitted to placing the children in the pet kennels and transporting them from Whitehaven to Collierville to Downtown Memphis.

Temperatures in the area reached around 35°C.

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In the video, a child is seen climbing out of the trunk of the vehicle from the kennel, according to Cleveland 19 News.

Fox 13 Memphis interviewed one of Cheeks' neighbors who said she thinks the grandmother didn't have bad intentions. She's such a nice lady, " neighbor Skylark Blake said.

In a freaky story, a woman was arrested for driving kids around, not in booster seats or in the back seats, but in two pet kennels placed in the back of her vehicle.

The video was filmed by a concerned citizen who said he to happened be in the right place at the right when he witnessed the unusual sight. WATN said it attempted to contact Cheeks at her home over the weekend, but no one answered the door. "I couldn't see her actually doing that".

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He aded that the incident could have been an "honest mistake" and that the grandmother should "get help".

Neighbors were shocked at news of the incident and said that Cheeks had just bought two German Shepherd puppies, which is why the kennels were in her auto.

Cheeks is expected to appear in court Monday morning.

"There were no air conditioning vents in the back of the vehicle and the children became hot".

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