A New Jersey mom accused of putting her 6-year-old daughter in a tanning booth turned up in court Wednesday with the complexion of an old catcher’s mitt
— and even Snooki thinks she’s crazy.
Patricia Krentcil, from the aptly named town of Nutley, gets blasted with ultraviolet rays up to 20 times a month — and apparently hasn’t stopped since her arrest.
Tanorexic “Jersey Shore” star Nicole Polizzi delivered her own verdict on the disturbing case: Face dismissed.
“That b---h is crazy! . . . you are not supposed to take kids there,” Snooki told “Extra.”
Krentcil, 44, is accused of bringing her daughter Anna into a tanning booth, but she denies exposing the fair-skinned girl to the dangerous rays.
“It’s all made up. I’m not dumb,” she said.
Her husband, Rich Krentcil, 47, admitted his wife has been obsessively visiting tanning booths since she was in her early 20s.
“She just likes it,” he said. “She’s not a crazy maniac where she has to tan every day.”
Krentcil, who works as a trader in Jersey City, said his wife came out looking even browner than usual in a TV interview Tuesday
. He also said the housewife would never hurt her child.
“They’re making her out to be a monster,” he said, calling the whole thing a big misunderstanding.
A pair of neighbors said Patricia Krentcil kept tanning even when pregnant with Anna.
Patricia Krentcil, who was free on $2,500 cash bond, pleaded not guilty to child endangerment at Essex County Superior Court in Newark, where her face seemed considerably lighter than during her television appearances a day earlier.
She declared that her unnatural and unnerving dark tan was simply the result of regular visits to tanning salons.
But the owner of one of her tanning haunts said Krentcil’s strange skin shades were not created in his establishment.
“I don’t know what color that is,”
said the manager at Nutley’s City Tropics Tanning Salon, adding that Krentcil’s last visit was April 22 — two days before her arrest.
“She’s self-coloring, maybe with something you sponge on,”
he said. “Nobody looks like that from tanning.”
The manager was adamant that she never brought her red-headed kindergartner into a tanning booth.
Late Wednesday, CBS 2 reported that the owners of City Tropics, where Krentcil had a 12-minute session every other day, banned her from the salon and revoked her membership.