Memphis Woman Arrested After Traveling With Children Inside of Pet Kennels

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Watch: US woman arrested after children filmed in car in pet kennels

Neighbours told the station that Cheeks had recently purchased two German Shepherd puppies and the kennels were meant for them. According to Memphis police, Leimome Cheeks, 62, said there was no room inside her auto, so she told the seven and eight-year-olds to get inside the kennels.

Cheeks told police that she traveled with the children in the kennel from Collierville to Whitehaven because there was no room for them in the vehicle, Cleveland 19 News reports. There was no air conditioning in the back of the vehicle, while temperatures in the area reached about 95 degrees.

The Memphis police affidavit told of the grandmother claiming there was no room inside her vehicle Saturday, instead telling the children to get inside the kennels. "For them to be in the hot auto like that in cages is sad", neighbor Nikita Blake 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. I only met her like once maybe twice. Neighbors are shocked. They say Leimome Cheeks is a very nice woman and they can't believe she did something like this.

Neighbour Skylark Blake told local news source WREG that Cheeks is a "nice lady" adding that he "can't see her doing that".


The video was filmed by a concerned citizen who passed by. "If she did that, then that's out of character for her", one neighbor said.

An affidavit states Cheeks admitted to putting the kids in the kennels and drove them from Whitehaven to Collierville then to Downtown Memphis, checking on them periodically.

Police said the children were OK after the incident.

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.

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