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Woman Arrested For Transporting Children In Dog Kennels

Woman Arrested For Transporting Children In Dog Kennels

According to the arrest affidavit, the children told Memphis police they were instructed to get in the dog cages because there was no room for them to sit in the back seat.

News outlets report 62-year-old Leimome Cheeks was charged with two counts of child endangerment.

It was 95 degrees Fahrenheit in Memphis that day, and the SUV had no vents in the area where the kennels were placed, according to the affidavit.

Mrs Cheeks had also allegedly shut a seven-year-old child in a separate cage, both of which had an enclosed roof and only a small front-facing metal window. "I couldn't see her actually doing that". "She's such a nice lady", a neighbor told WREG-TV.

In a freakish 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. Cheeks has been identified as the childrens' grandmother, according to Commercial Appeal.

Leimome Cheeks
Leimome Cheeks

The bystander, who asked to remain anonymous, sent the video to Memphis Police. She said they were later allowed to ride in the backseat.

Neighbors said Cheeks just bought two German Shepherd puppies that she would put in the kennels in the back of her truck.

She also drove to downtown Memphis, telling police she made stops to check on them periodically. I only met her like once maybe twice.

Cheeks appeared in court Monday morning.

Another police document said Cheeks verbally admitted to the incident before paying to be released from jail.





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