Memphis grandmother busted transporting kids in dog kennels in hot auto

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Police said a woman has been arrested after a video shared online showed two children getting out of pet kennels inside the trunk of an SUV in Memphis on Saturday evening.

Leimome Cheeks, 62, has been charged with two counts of child endangerment after she admitted driving around with her two grandchildren, seven and eight, in pet cages.

During an interview with investigators, the two kids say Cheeks, their grandmother, told them to get in the kennels because there was not enough room in 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 about 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

The white supremacist female who appeared in the viral video where she had two Black children in dog cages, has been identified as Leimome Cheeks of Memphis, TN. I couldn't see her actually doing that.

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Speaking to local media, one neighbour said: "Shocking, it really is".

They also said sitting in the kennels was very hot, because there were no vents for air. I only met her like once maybe twice. "If she did that, then that's out of character for her", Eugene Richmond said.

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.

Police say the children are okay.

Cheeks was being held on Sunday in the Shelby County Jail. Their grandmother is scheduled to be in court Monday morning at 9 a.m.