Kids In Kennels: Cruel Granny Arrested After Transporting Kids In Dog Crates

Date June 14, 2018 19:09

Cell phone video recorded by a concerned neighbor from Tennessee shows a grandmother releasing her two kids from dog crates in the back of her car.

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A 62-year-old woman, Leimome Cheeks, has been charged with two counts of child endangerment after the act she committed went viral.

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In such hot temperatures, which reached almost 35º C at the time, the granny drove her two grandchildren, aged eight and seven, locked up in pet cages and placed at the back of her truck from Whitehaven to Collierville.

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Leimome told the two kids to stay in the kennels, which belong to her puppies, by the way. Afterward, Leimome took the two kids for a 25-mile-long journey.

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The video footage shows Leimome's grandchildren climbing out of kennels located in the back of a Ford Explorer, which is seen to be parked in front of the Graceland mansion, Whitehaven.

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After the video went viral, both children were questioned by the police officers.

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The kids admitted that it was too hot in the car during the drive, especially while being kept in a confined space. They explained that the granny asked them to get in the kennels because there wasn't enough room in the car for them to sit safely. 

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They said their granny didn't have air conditioning on, even though the windows were closed.

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Leimome's neighbors raised concerns over the incident. However, some of them told the local news agency that Leimome is a very nice lady and her doing that is very strange.

Other residents revealed that Leimome was a woman of strong faith, who adored her two puppies. They called her a 'super good neighbor' and a real 'caring person.'

Who's right or wrong is yet to be discovered. Hopefully, further investigations will set things straight.

Source: DailyMail

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