May 02, 2012


FROM CBS: NUTLEY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey mother is facing criminal charges for child endangerment after police said she put her young daughter in a tanning bed. But Patricia Krentcil told CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis on Tuesday night that the whole thing was a big misunderstanding. Krentcil, 44, loves to tan and she may even be addicted to it. “I’ve been tanning my whole life, going to the beach, tanning salons and so forth,” she told Dennis. While the mother of five from Nutley, arguably pushes her own skin to the limit, she’s adamant she would never tan her 6-year-old, fair-skinned daughter Anna. “No not at all, not at all, not whatsoever,” Krentcil said. But that’s exactly why Nutley Police arrested and charged Krentcil with child endangerment — for allegedly taking Anna to a tanning salon and into an actual tanning bed, causing a slight burn.