NUTLEY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman widely known as “the tanning mom” is celebrating a grand jury’s refusal to indict her on a charge she unlawfully let her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth.
Patricia Krentcil addressed reporters outside her Nutley home Tuesday night by yelling: “cha-ching!” Prosecutors announced earlier in the day she no longer faced a child endangerment charge.
She says her life has been “a living hell” and she plans to move to London for a year to decompress while her husband and kids stay in New Jersey.
Krentcil became a tabloid sensation because of her own deep tan and professed love of tanning. She says “tanning is not a crime” and she’ll keep at it.
Asked what she learned from the whole episode, she replied, “People suck.”
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