A Memphis, Tennessee, woman was charged with child endangerment after video of her confining her grandkids to pet kennels surfaced on social media over the weekend. Leimome Cheeks, 62, allegedly drove with her two grandkids, ages 7 and 8, in dog cages in the back of her SUV in 95-degree heat.
Cheeks was arrested Saturday and posted bond Sunday. The children told police their grandmother had them sit in dog cages because there was no room in the back seat of her Ford Explorer — adding there were no vents in the back of the car to keep them cool.
Cheeks admitted traveling with the kids from Whitehaven to Collierville, which is a 35-minute drive. Cheeks’ neighbor says she was shocked to see the video on Facebook but thinks Cheeks didn’t realize she was doing anything wrong.
Now I feel bad for overreacting about my son and dog (Aron, Alex) tag teaming my Hot Cheetos!