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°. 

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