Grandmom arrested after allegedly driving with kids in dog kennels

The news station wrote that the two children told police they were hot in the kennels as there were no vents in the back of the auto, and temperatures soared to over 30 degrees celsius (86F). According to Memphis police, Leimome Cheeks, 62, said there was no room inside her auto, so she told the seven and eight-year-olds to get inside the kennels. Temperatures in the area reached around 35°C.

Cheeks admitted that she drove the children in the kennels from Whitehaven to Collierville, which is a 35-minute ride.

The children, ages 7 and 8, told police that they were placed in the cages because there wasn't enough room inside the vehicle, according to a charging affidavit obtained by ABC affiliate WATN.

A concerned citizen shot the video and forwarded it to the police.

The issues of child abuse and endangerment have been at the forefront of the public awareness ever since 13 children were discovered shackled and held captive in a Perris, California, home last January.

"It's very sad. Because it feels like hell right here now, it's very hot", said Nikita Blake who is Cheeks neighbor.

"I'm still shocked. I really can't see her doing that".

"I think she needs some help. If she did that, then that's out of character for her", one neighbor said. She seems like a nice lady.

"I mean it could be an honest mistake".

The white supremacist female who appeared in the viral video where she had two Black children in dog cages, has been identified as Leimome Cheeks of Memphis, TN.