A New Jersey woman arrested for allegedly putting her 5-year-old daughter in a tanning booth says it was all a big misunderstanding.
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.
"It's like taking your daughter to go food shopping," Krentcil said. "There's tons of moms that bring their children in."
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