From Hot Bed To Hot Water For This Mom

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Patricia Krentcil and daughter  / (Photo Credit:

Patricia Krentcil and daughter / (Photo Credit:

This mom was arrested for allegedly putting her 5-year-old daughter in a tanning booth. The mom, Patricia Krentcil, 44, says it’s just a misunderstanding.

Krentcil says her daughter was in the room but was not in the booth. Now, if you’ve ever been to a tanning booth you would know you shouldn’t have anyone in the room with you.

“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.”

“It’s like taking your daughter to go food shopping,” Krentcil said. “There’s tons of moms that bring their children in.”

Police, though, say Krentcil put her daughter in an upright tanning booth. 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.”

Get more on this story from CBS New York.

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