Cops: Tennessee Grandma Put Kids in Kennels in Trunk

Cops: Tennessee Grandma Put Kids in Kennels in Trunk

Police said a woman has been arrested after a video shared online showed two children getting out of pet kennels inside the trunk of an SUV in Memphis on Saturday evening.

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. When questioned, the kids said their grandmother told them there was no room in the vehicle for them and put them in the kennels.

Temperatures in the area reached about 35 degrees Celsius.The mum is now facing charges of child endangerment. Another neighbor told Fox 13 Cheeks "loves her grandkids" and that they were "always outside playing with the dogs and stuff".

Cowan recently bought two German Shepard puppies, neighbors told WREG.

The children had also complained about the heat whilst they were kept in the confined space of the vehicle trunk, according to WREG.

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She is charged with child endangerment that carries a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison if convicted. According to WREG News, the witness became alarmed and called the police who responded to the scene.

Skylark Blake, one of Cheeks' neighbors said the incident was not typical of something Cheeks would do. The Memphis Police Department even posted about the case on its Facebook page Sunday to confirm her arrest. "It's a huge mistake, get some help yeah but put her in jail, it's hard to say", he added.

Cheeks is expected to appear in court Monday morning.

A Tennessee grandmother has been accused of transporting her grandchildren, ages 7 and 8, in dog kennels in her vehicle. There was also no operable air conditioning.

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