A New Jersey father leaves behind his two children in the car to get a gym membership. Now, he's facing child abuse charges.

And rightfully so!

Reading or hearing about stories where parents absentmindedly leave their children in a hot car angers me so much.

In Berkeley Township, Yordy Sanatancastillo left his two children, 1 and 3-years-old, in the car while he checked out information about membership at Retro Fitness on Route 9.

Meanwhile his children were left on day where the temperature was 90 degrees outside. Now, just imagine how hot the car was inside.

There is zero excuse why he didn't bring his children inside with him, especially with the amount of devastating stories where children lose their life because of incidents like this.

NBC10 says Yordy has been released on his own recognizance.

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