Police: Man left 3-year-old in hot car for hours while in N.J. restaurant

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Man accused of leaving toddler in hot car in N.J.
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Man accused of leaving toddler in hot car in New Jersey. Watch the report from Action News at 4:30 p.m. on July 22, 2019.

EGG HARBOR TWP., New Jersey -- Police in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, say a man left his toddler in a hot car for hours over the weekend so he could go into a restaurant.

Officers were called around 1:30 a.m. Saturday to the Chickie's and Pete's restaurant, located in in the Cardiff section of the township.

When they arrived, they found bystanders had already removed Brandon Morgan's 3-year-old from the car.

Investigators say the toddler had been left in the vehicle, which was not running, for three hours.

Despite the 85 degree heat, the boy was okay and was released to his mother.

Morgan is now facing a number of charges, including child endangerment.