Memphis woman seen letting young girl out of pet kennel

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

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

A United States woman has been arrested after a video emerged of her travelling with her two young children in pet kennels in Memphis. The video went viral, and eventually led to the arrest of 62-year-old Leimome Cheeks, reported the Commercial Appeal.

She told them to sit in the kennels, usually occupied by her two puppies, for the 25 mile journey because there was no room in the back of the auto.

The children, ages seven and eight, were questioned by police following their grandmother's arrest.

A Memphis woman was arrested over the weekend after she allegedly placed her grandchildren in dog kennels during a auto trip across the state, police said.

The report also notes that the temperature "reached 95 degrees and there were no vents in the rear of the Ford Explorer".

Leimome Cheeks, 62, was charged with two counts of child endangerment. "She's such a nice lady", a neighbor told WREG-TV. I only met her like once maybe twice.

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The citizen, who does not want to be identified, sent the video to Memphis Police.

People convicted of child endangerment charges are typically sentenced to between one and 10 years in jail, depending on the seriousness of the case.

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.

"I mean it could be an honest mistake. Wow", neighbor Skylark Blake said. "It's a huge mistake, get some help yeah but put her in jail, it's hard to say", Blake said.

Children's Services and Memphis Police are investigating.

Cheeks is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning.

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