SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) — Lathrop deputies arrested a man Friday afternoon for leaving his kids in a hot car for nearly 30 minutes.

The County Sheriff’s Office says the father Honglei Tong, left his three children, all under 10 years of age, in a vehicle with the ignition off and a broken air conditioning unit.

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Deputies say the children were tearful and sweating profusely in what was approximately 100-degree weather.

Tong was arrested on charges of child endangerment and the children were initially turned over to Child Protective Services.

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