Patchogue dad, Luis Lucero Fajardo, accused of leaving kids alone in cold car
PATCHOGUE - A Patchogue dad is accused of leaving his baby and 5-year-old son alone in a freezing cold car.
Police arrested Luis Lucero Fajardo, 32, when he returned to his car from shopping for a phone card in Patchogue yesterday evening.
Witnesses say the 5-month-old and 5-year-old boys were alone in the car for at least 15 minutes before police arrived. Fajardo told police it was only a couple of minutes.
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Police say Fajardo also had no driver's license and his car's registration had been suspended for having no insurance.
Farjado was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was released without having to post bail and is due back in court March 5.