I’ll be completely honest here. The only reason I’m reporting this is because this lady’s face looks like a well browned turkey. I couldn’t resist viewing this story when I saw her bronzed beauty on the Today Show sidebar to our right.
The jist of this story is that this gloriously browned lady, 44 year-old New Jersey mom Patricia Crenzel, was reported to police after school officials noticed her five year-old ginger-haired daughter with a severe sunburn. The little girl said she went tanning with mommy, and Crenzel got reported for allegedly letting the girl use a tanning bed. Crenzel claimed that the girl didn’t go in the tanning bed and was only in the room with her, and that the child’s sunburn came from playing outside. Here’s more on this story and video, which is about to go viral thanks to its gravelly-voiced well baked star:
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.
“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.
You know who this lady reminds me of? Magda from Something about Mary. (Photo below.) Of course people assumed that she would let her daughter use the tanning salon, because she goes around with a face that looks like an old shoe. I’m hoping that some fake bake is involved with that color, and that she put on a few coats prior to her big teevee appearance. Is it even possible to achieve that look with a tanning bed alone? That’s some dedication right there.