‘Tan mom’ says she’ll sue NJ school district because daughter got a sunburn

NUTLEY, N.J. (PIX11) — Five years ago, so-called "Tan mom" was in the hot seat both literally and figuratively after she allegedly took her then-5-year-old daughter into a tanning bed with her.

The tables have turned.

Now, New Jersey mom Patricia Krentcil is back in the news because she's red hot that her daughter, now 11, came home from school with a sunburn, the NY Post reported.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Patricia 'Tan Mom' Krentcil visits the SiriusXM Studios on April 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Patricia 'Tan Mom' Krentcil visits the SiriusXM Studios on April 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Patricia 'Tan Mom' Krentcil visits the SiriusXM Studios on April 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Patricia 'Tan Lady' Krentcil and Larry King at SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Patricia 'Tan Lady' Krentcil at SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Patricia 'Tan Lady' Krentcil at SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Patricia 'Tan Mom' Krentcil visits the SiriusXM Studios on April 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Patricia 'Tan Lady' Krentcil at SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Patricia 'Tan Lady' Krentcil at SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Patricia 'Tan Lady' Krentcil and Larry King at SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Tanning Mom Patricia Krentcil attends SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Patricia 'Tan Lady' Krentcil at SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Patricia 'Tan Mom' Krentcil and Bianca del Rio visit XL Cabaret on August 29, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Patricia 'Tan Mom' Krentcil and Bianca del Rio visit XL Cabaret on August 29, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)
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"She was totally burned," Krentcil told the NY Post. "I packed her [sunscreen] and she came home like a french fry."

Krentcil faced child endangerment charges in 2013 for allegedly allowing her daughter to use a tanning bed, resulting in leg burns. With the new burn, which her daughter apparently received during recess at Lincoln Elementary School in Nutley, Krentcil is having her lawyer draw up a potential case against the the school district for neglect.

"After what they did to me, they didn't put lotion on her? This time, I'm going after them," Krentcil, 49, told the Post.

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A grand jury declined to indict Krentcil on any charges years ago. The tan mom has maintained that while she brought her daughter to the salon with her, she never allowed the girl into a booth.

The mother of five is still tan, but not as dark as before. She used to hit the tanning bed daily, but now tans three days a week.

"I didn't ask for this," Krentcil told the Post. "Sometimes I wish I was just a normal mom. But I'm not that person; I'm different. I'm a mom who tans, but . . . I'm more than Tan Mom."

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