A New Jersey mom has been arrested for taking her 5-year-old daughter into the tanning booth with her. It’s illegal for kids under 14 to tan in New Jersey. (You need to click this link and watch the video of the mom. Her tan is pretty tan. Also check out how fair the daughter is. I cannot emphasize this enough. Click the link!!! Watch the video!)
The mom says it’s just a misunderstanding. She says she took her daughter with her into the room but not into the actual tanning machine. (You can’t leave a 5-year-old in the lobby alone.)
She says her fair, redheaded daughter got a sunburn outside playing; not in the tanning booth.
“Patricia Krentcil, 44, told NBC’s local New York affiliate that she took her daughter with her to a local tanning salon but that the child was not exposed to the booth’s synthetic UV rays.”
” ‘I tan, she doesn’t tan,’ Krentcil said. ‘I’m in the booth, she’s in the room. That’s all there is to it.’ ”
“Krentcil, of Nutley, N.J., was arrested last week, and charged Tuesday with felony child endangerment. She was released on a $25,000 bond and is due in court Wednesday….”
“Police were alerted by school officials, who say Krentcil’s daughter showed up for school with what appeared to be a sunburn, then told classmates she ‘went tanning with Mommy.’ ”
I know this is shocking but I actually believe this woman. I think she brought her into the room because you can’t leave a 5-year-old in the lobby and the kid played around while she tanned. And the kid said I went tanning with mom which was true in a sense. I’ve had my eyebrows waxed with a baby sitting on top of my lap. I’ve had my teeth cleaned with toddler sitting on top of my lap. You can’t leave your kids in the lobby.
Also take a look at that child on the video. She is one pale, fair child. I believe she could burn just playing outside.
What do you think? Are you buying her story or am I gullible?