Father facing child neglect charges after allegedly leaving kids in car during -20° wind chill
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man is charged with child neglect after police say he left his two kids in his car in sub-zero temperatures at the end of January.
According to the criminal complaint, Joshua Phillips left his car running in a parking garage in downtown Milwaukee.
After about 25 minutes, the car automatically turned off. A security guard heard two children, a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old screaming from inside the car and brought them indoors.
Phillips told police he was called into work for an emergency meeting.
The wind chill that day was -20°.