Woman accused of driving grandchildren in dog kennels, caught on camera

  • Woman accused of driving grandchildren in dog kennels, caught on camera

Woman accused of driving grandchildren in dog kennels, caught on camera

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.

During an interview with investigators, the two kids say Cheeks, their grandmother, told them to get in the kennels because there was not enough room in her vehicle.

A passerby driving through Memphis Saturday afternoon was so disturbed by what he saw happening on Elvis Presley Blvd. that he pulled out a camera and began filming.

They said they had charged Cheeks with two counts of Child Endangerment.

They also said they were hot during the drive while enclosed in the dog kennels, complaining their grandmother did not switch on air conditioning and kept the windows of the vehicle shut.

A video showing one of the children climbing out of the kennel was passed onto police by a horrified neighbour. "For them to be in the hot vehicle like that in cages is sad".

Now, neighbors are asking why and are trying to piece together the though behind her actions.

Skylark Blake told the local news outlet that Cheeks is "a nice lady" and he 'can't see her doing that'. She seems like a nice lady. Wow, " neighbor Skylarr Blake said.

"I think she needs some help".

He told WREG he hopes the video will motivate others to call authorities when they see wrong things happening.

WREG tried reaching the family for comment, but have not heard back.

Cheeks was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday morning. Heavy will update as more information is known.