A father accused of leaving his child in a hot, locked car while he went shopping faced a judge Thursday on Long Island.
In May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an ad campaign calling on parents and those tending to children to ask themselves as they exit the car, “Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock.” But Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the ads are not getting the necessary exposure.
Captain Jeff Kreitz said the baby had been left inside the car for an extended period of time, but would not elaborate on just how long it had been.
Suffolk County police had to break the window of a car after a passerby spotted a 2-year-old alone inside with the windows up Thursday afternoon.
A Long Island man was facing animal cruelty charges Wednesday, after his dog was found dead inside a hot car.
A Long Island mother stood charged Saturday with leaving her two young sons locked in a car in blazing heat.