A woman was arrested after a video was shared online showing two children getting out of pet kennels Saturday (June 09) evening, Memphis Police said. The video went viral, and eventually led to the arrest of 62-year-old Leimome Cheeks, reported the Commercial Appeal. It was reportedly 95 degrees that day.
Police in Tennessee say a woman, identified as Leimome Cheeks, was charged after mobile phone video emerged of the incident.
Skylarr Blake, Cheeks' neighbor, told WATN that Cheeks was a "nice lady" and that he couldn't "see her doing that".
She allegedly told police that she would check on the children periodically and "later removed them from the kennel and put them in the rear seats of her vehicle", the affidavit read.
According to Local Memphis, Nikita Blake, another of Cheeks' neighbours, added: "It's very sad".
The children were told to ride inside the kennel because there was no room inside the vehicle.
"I think she needs some help".
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The video was filmed by a concerned citizen who said he to happened be in the right place at the right when he witnessed the unusual sight.
They also said sitting in the kennels was very hot, because there were no vents for air.
Cheeks was being held Sunday afternoon in the Shelby County Jail.
The victims were 7 and 8 years old.
The woman is being charged with two counts of child endangerment, according to Cleveland 19.
The footage shows Cheeks open the cage for one of the children, seen wearing turquoise leggings and a blue T-shirt. Their grandmother is scheduled to be in court Monday morning at 9 a.m.