44 year old New Jersey local, Patricia Krentcil, was arrested last week under “Child Endangerment” charges, though later released on $25, 000 bail and is due back in court later today.
If this is the first you are hearing of Mrs. Krentcil, the details to this he said, she said case are rather simple. Mrs. Krentcil innocently brought her child along to her (clearly) regular tanning appointment, according to her statements.
“I tan, she doesn’t tan … I’m in the booth, she’s in the room. That’s all there is to it … It’s nothing different than taking your daughter to go food shopping … There’s tons of moms that bring their children in.”
In today’s economy, not everyone can afford to hire a babysitter to watch over their children for a few hours. Therefore, with this in mind, I am certain that other mothers do, in fact, bring their children along with them to the tanning salon. Though the only difference is that their children do not walk out of the salon with a “sun burn” (so Mr & Mrs. Krentcil say) and boost to their classmates that they “went tanning with mommy”.
Nonetheless, New Jersey police refuse to step aside (New Jersey state law prohibits children under the age of 14 from tanning booths – use of a tanning booth by children ages 14-17 absolutely must be accompanied by an adult) and insist that Patricia Krentcil put her daughter in an upright tanning booth beside her while she herself was tanning.
This could honestly be a misunderstanding gone haywire, and this child of Rich and Patricia Krentcil might have been out in the sun, where it was 85 degrees, and got burnt by nature, as they claim.
But from the looks of things, most people doubt it.