The title says it all: an 18 year old dad in Indiana by the name of Joshua Stryzinski pleaded not guilty to child neglect charges in court today. Stryzinski was arrested Saturday when he left his 4 month old daughter alone inside his car in 105-degree heat.
The infant was pronounced dead hours later at Hancock Regional Hospital.
Stryzinski remains in custody today, and we hope his cell is a hot car. If this dirtbag is sentenced to prison, we hope he’s tortured appropriately therein.
Parents: be mindful of the weather. According to the National Climatic Data Center, “The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during June was 71.2°F, which is 2.0°F above the 20th century average. The June temperatures contributed to a record-warm first half of the year and the warmest 12-month period the nation has experienced since recordkeeping began in 1895. Scorching temperatures during the second half of the month led many cities to set all-time temperature records.”
So, there you have it. Don’t be idiots. There’s nothing so important that you leave your kid in the car unattended. In another story, a mom left her kid in the car and police said when they broke the window to rescue the girl, the internal temperature of the car was 124°. If you need tips on not killing your kids, let the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tell you how to parent, because if you ask us, we’re just going to choke you.