'Tanning Mom' Says She's Innocent and Critics Are 'Jealous': Believe Her?

Living 2012/05/04 18:00:00
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Have you heard about the "tanning mom" yet? Patricia Krentcil of New Jersey has been accused of taking her 6-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, causing skin burns ... but she says she's innocent and her critics are "jealous."

"I'm innocent and it's proven... I would never -- never -- put my daughter in a tanning booth. We go out shopping. That's what we do," Krentcil told TMZ on Thursday. "Any mother that makes an accusation about me is not a mother, because I'm a great mother and I would never do that to my child." When asked by TMZ if she's the target of a witch hunt, Krentcil replied: "Yes. Yes. There's somebody out there on my whole life that doesn't like me because they're jealous, they're fat and they're ugly."

Krentcil does have some people on her side, though. The owner of City Tropics Salon in Nutley said employees who were there that day told him the girl remained outside with her father and brother and didn't go into the tanning booth while Krentcil was inside, CBS and The Associated Press report. New Jersey state law prohibits anyone under 14 from using a tanning salon.

Krentcil, who faces a second-degree child endangerment charge, pleaded not guilty in Newark Municipal Court on Wednesday morning; she's now free on a $2,500 cash bond. Police told The Nutley Sun newspaper they were called to the child's school April 24 because the kindergartner was in pain from a "pretty severe sunburn," and that she was complaining of itching, saying she had been to a tanning salon with her mom. Krentcil says her little girl got a sunburn from being outside on a warm day.
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  • Melizmatic 2012/05/04 18:15:10
    Oh yeah, I'm totally jelly of anyone who looks like a living, breathing Naugahyde ottoman.

    Who wouldn't be?

     Naugahyde ottoman

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  • Centurion~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/06 17:20:18
    She is past "well done." She is dang near burnt to a crisp. I'd hate to see that happen to the little girl.

    She is also rather ugly, much like the Wicked Witch of the West (my ex), a hag. She probably looks quite a bit older than she really is though.

    wicked witch of the west
  • Human4D... Centuri... 2012/05/06 20:23:24 (edited)
    Your ex probably looks better now without you attach to her at the hips.
    Did I say that out loud. I did. Shame on me for singling out someone here who can't defend them self.
    Oh wait, that's what you did. And I'm just responding to a comment of slander your making about your ex.

    Troll replies, what?
  • Centuri... Human4D... 2012/05/09 16:45:36
    Can't a guy use humor to deal with a painful situation? Through two children and many grandchildren I'm attached to the hip of that woman until one of us is dead.

    You don't know how that woman tormented me for 16 years after the divorce. Her mother got a job working for the court system in that county and NO, I could not get a change of venue. My lawyer tried and that judge who was friends with my mother in law would not allow it. You don't know how she and her lawyer manipulated the court so that whenever I traveled 300 miles to be there, they would ask that court be postponed for a time. Each time they did this forced me to pay my lawyer to travel there and back, FOR NOTHING! Was that "fair?" How about when I would travel 300 miles and she would not let them come out to see me? Was that "fair?"

    The way things were set up in that county there was no way in hell that I could have a chance to defend myself.

    Now in their 30s, my children agree with me about their mother.

    Don't judge somebody you don't know for situations you know nothing about!

    You would do well to mind your own business!

    Good day to you.
  • Human4D... Centuri... 2012/05/15 05:10:07 (edited)
  • Human4D... Human4D... 2012/05/15 05:11:38 (edited)
    P.S. My initial reply was in defense of hags.
    Comparing them to your ex wife is insulting to hags.
  • Centuri... Human4D... 2012/05/15 17:27:49
    Those events were over 30 years ago.

    It is much better now. Best to you as well.
  • ohsmith ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/05/06 17:09:35
    ohsmith ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    She ugly as FREAK.
  • strange_armour 2012/05/06 17:08:26
    I see no reason for anyone to be jealous of a crazy bint who looks like she's spent the day on fire.
  • Harley Quinn 2012/05/06 17:06:13
    Harley Quinn
    What is there to be jealous of?
  • Anna 2012/05/06 16:55:17
    Is now a good time to give 'the benefit of the doubt??' I can't imagine....
  • KateLenn 2012/05/06 16:27:37 (edited)
    Nope, she keeps opening her mouth and stupid stuff keeps coming out... I don't think the tanning salon wants any part of this future law suit.

    She has a husband and another kid. They may want to check her meds.

    Did you (sodaheads) airbrush her picture to make her darker. It wasn't necessary.

    If you white and want dark kids either adopt or mate with a darker person. She looks sad, i hope you over airbrushed.
  • JENN 2012/05/06 16:26:13
    She may be innocent of the charge of where the girl got the sunburn. Jealous of what she looks a pile of wrinkled crap. The little girl is absolutely beautiful. She look like my little girl but mine has curls. My daughter said mom what is wrong with that woman's face. I would love to see what her man looks like to still be supporting the tanning obsession. I'm surprised the tanning salon hasn't said she is bad for business. She needs to be the poster add for what happens when you tan to the extreme.
  • Always Right 2012/05/06 16:25:23
    Always Right
    Jealous of a crazy woman, no way!
  • No
    JB from T.C.~ Ijm ~∞ijm♥G☮F♀U∞
    She looks like she has been dipped in chocolate. Bet she could get a part in the new Willie Wonka movie!!
  • mwg0735 2012/05/06 15:27:56
  • mike 2012/05/06 15:03:26
    Although she is absolutly hideous, I don't believe for a second the salon owner would allow his/her bussiness to be put in jeapardy.
  • Human4D... mike 2012/05/06 20:26:08
    People make stupid mistakes all the time for money.
  • Paddington Frisk 2012/05/06 14:50:04
  • Human4D... Padding... 2012/05/06 20:26:32
    Maybe she should go outside to play?!
  • GeminiWolf 2012/05/06 14:38:30
    I'm sorry but every time I see this picture I feel sick. Her skin is disgusting.
  • Autarchic 2012/05/06 13:38:31
    I'd never consent to look like that!
  • Deep007 2012/05/06 13:24:09
    Its the liberal/socialist school authorities...agents of the totalitarian DemoRats overreaching their traditional boundaries.
    The schools have become the secret police
  • Padding... Deep007 2012/05/06 14:51:28
  • Deep007 Padding... 2012/05/06 15:44:58
    Reality is quite amusing..sometimes illusive but always ILLUMINATING in more ways than one..especially on those who deny the obvious
  • Padding... Deep007 2012/05/06 15:53:45
  • afro.ninja.rockstar 2012/05/06 13:18:13
    does she REALLY think she looks good?!?
  • Flamingolady 2012/05/06 13:04:39
    I actually sat here and could not think of anything to say, but this about the mom yuck
  • Padding... Flaming... 2012/05/10 12:36:26
  • Michael Mcconnell 2012/05/06 12:39:12
    Michael Mcconnell
    God no! She is a freak. Why would anyone be jealous? She needs to be in a psychiatric hospital.
  • No
    Catnip "Guru" ◊◊◊∞◊◊◊
    She looks like a photo negative!
  • .: LiVi :. 2012/05/06 12:15:10
    .: LiVi :.
    She's mentally ill
  • Padding... .: LiVi :. 2012/05/06 15:55:52
  • .: LiVi :. Padding... 2012/05/10 12:10:18
    .: LiVi :.
    ha ha
    she's the sexiest mud swamp creature I've ever seen ;)
  • Padding... .: LiVi :. 2012/05/10 12:13:27
  • .: LiVi :. Padding... 2012/05/10 12:18:19
    .: LiVi :.
    She probably sleeps every night in a tanning bed and instead of showering she has a spray tan shower and bathes in mud and cleans her teeth with bronzer..
  • Padding... .: LiVi :. 2012/05/10 12:36:03
  • .: LiVi :. Padding... 2012/05/10 13:18:46
    .: LiVi :.
    hmm yes maybe she cleans her teeth with white paint then not bronzer :)
  • alanh 2012/05/06 12:03:21
    I believe she is innocent of the charge but guilty of stupidity!!!! She has turned herself into a mud pie with white hair!
  • pammerjammer 2012/05/06 11:59:26
    Why doesn't Husband tell her how she looks?
  • jerry.alan.carroll 2012/05/06 11:44:21
    it would seem too easy to blame someone that looks like that.

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