Police Arrest Memphis Woman Accused of Transporting Grandchildren In Hot Dog Cages

Lester Mason
June 13, 2018

Leimome Cheeks, 62, was seen in a viral video over the weekend letting two young children out of cages in the back of an SUV.

Police say the 62-year-old woman was videotaped by a concerned citizen as she let the kids out.

She told police there had been no room in the auto earlier and so she told the children to "get in the dog kennels", according to the Commercial Appeal, though she said she checked on the children "periodically". Cheeks admitted to police that she had driven with the kids at least 35 minutes in 95-degree heat that day as she ran errands.

A woman has been arrested after a video shared online showed two children getting out of pet kennels inside the trunk of an SUV.

Cowan said she didn't think that Cheeks knew she was doing something wrong. "For them to be in the hot auto like that in cages is sad", one neighbor, Nikita Blake told WREG 3.


Police in Tennessee say a woman, identified as Leimome Cheeks, was charged after mobile phone video emerged of the incident.

The footage shows Cheeks open the cage for one of the children, seen wearing turquoise leggings and a blue T-shirt. "For them to be in the hot vehicle like that in cages is sad". Police said the vehicle was not air conditioned.

Cheeks was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday morning. She said they were later allowed to ride in the backseat.

She also drove to downtown Memphis, telling police she made stops to check on them periodically.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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