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I am sorry if this was posted already but its crazy...but I just can't get over how dark and leathery this woman is

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/02/11500434-new-jersey-mom-arrested-after-allegedly-taking-daughter-5-into-tanning-booth?lite

A New Jersey woman was arrested after police said she brought her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, causing the girl to suffer burns.

But 44-year-old Patricia Krentcil, who was charged with second-degree child endangerment, said her daughter was never exposed to the tanning booth's UV rays and instead got slightly sunburned while playing outside on a warm day.

The girl's father told NBC 4 New York his daughter told classmates at school that she "went tanning with Mommy." He thinks a teacher overheard, inaccurately connected the girl's sunburn to the tanning salon trip and contacted police.

"This whole big thing happened, and everyone got involved," said Rich Krentcil. "It was 85 degrees outside, she got sunburned. That's it. That's all that happened."

Patricia Krentcil said she treats her tanning salon trips as an errand in which she brings along her daughter, but insists the booth lights were never exposed to the girl.

"It's like taking your daughter to go food shopping," she told NBC 4 New York at her Nutley, N.J. home after being released on $25,000 bail. "There's tons of moms that bring their children in."

"I tan, she doesn't tan," she continued. "I'm in the booth, she's in the room. That's all there is to it."

The incident happened over a week ago, but there did not appear to be any burns on the little girl Tuesday.

Patricia Krentcil said she's been visiting her local salon for more than 10 years, and doesn't know why her visits there with her daughter have suddenly been called into question.

In New Jersey, children under 14 are not allowed to tan at indoor salons, while those 14 to 17 years old may do so with signed parental consent.

"My daughter's a beautiful girl who loves school, who had to go through this, and I think it's traumatizing for a little girl who did nothing wrong but got a little sunburned," Krentcil said.

She is expected to appear in court Wednesday and hopes to convince the judge it was all a misunderstanding

by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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jridgill
by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM
My mom let me tan when I was about 8. I didn't like it. I don't think it's that big a deal if the little girl wanted to do it. Obviously wouldn't want it to be a regular thing. Especially like mom. Lol
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MaNdYbEaR2010
by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

My mom used to make me wait in the waiting area. Lol. 

and ew ew ew ew EW! That chick looks NASTY!

LoriLou75
by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

The mom looks awful, but I feel so bad for this kid. All the media attention over a sunburn, and now it turns out she wasn't in the tanning booth! UGH!! I wish they would investigate BEFORE printing!

P.V.Hawkwind
by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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Omg!!!!!! She looks like a oompa loopa!!!
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Supervane
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2012 at 12:35 PM
She looks like poop literally
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DBKels
by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:35 PM
I saw an old high school friend randomly a couple years ago. I am 31, but this was back when we were about 26. She def tanned too much. She was so pretty in hs, but when I saw her she looked older. Too much tanning.
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SevysMomma
by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:35 PM

EWWWWWWW!

LoriLou75
by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM

I disagree completely. Using tanning booths before age 17 more than TRIPLES your chance of developing skin cancer. Any parent that allows their young child to tan is, sadly, ignorant.

Quoting jridgill:

My mom let me tan when I was about 8. I didn't like it. I don't think it's that big a deal if the little girl wanted to do it. Obviously wouldn't want it to be a regular thing. Especially like mom. Lol



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TristaB
by on May. 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Um.. ew?
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goodmama85
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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She looked horrible good lord Freddy Krueger looked better then she did lol
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