This is the moment one of the woman’s grandchildren emerges from the car, captured by a concerned passer-by. Picture: Facebook
This is the moment one of the woman’s grandchildren emerges from the car, captured by a concerned passer-by. Picture: Facebook

Woman caught putting kids in kennels

A GRANDMOTHER has been caught travelling with her two grandchildren in hot pet kennels claiming there wasn't enough room in her car for them.

Leimome Cheeks, 62, was arrested and charged with two counts of child endangerment after video taken by a concerned passer-by went viral.

She told police she drove around locations in Memphis, Tennessee, with the children, aged seven and eight, in the kennels but made regular stops to check on them.

Leimome Cheeks, 62, was filmed letting her grandchildren out of the pet kennels. Picture: Facebook
Leimome Cheeks, 62, was filmed letting her grandchildren out of the pet kennels. Picture: Facebook

 

Leimome Cheeks, 62, was charged with two counts of child endangerment. Picture: Memphis Police Department
Leimome Cheeks, 62, was charged with two counts of child endangerment. Picture: Memphis Police Department

The children were reportedly told to ride inside the kennels because there was no room inside the Ford Explorer.

Local media reported it was a 35C day and the children told police they were hot inside the kennels.

A concerned citizen shot the video just before 8pm Saturday night and forwarded it to the police.

Neighbours told Local 24 the incident was shocking.

"Shocking, it really is. I only met her like once maybe twice. She seems like a nice lady. I couldn't see her actually doing that," said neighbour Skylarr Blake.

Cheeks is expected to appear in court this week.


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