“Tanning Mom” says she’s the victim of a witch hunt

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Patricia Krentcil (Image Credit: Essex County Sheriff's Department)

NUTLEY, N.J. — The woman dubbed the “Tanning Mom” was caught on camera by TMZ.com lashing out at her critics.

Patricia Krentcil, 44, of New Jersey, told TMZ.com that she would never put her 5-year-old daughter in a tanning bed and that her critics are, “jealous, fat, and ugly.”

TMZ.com reported that she and her daughter were shopping, not tanning at the time of the alleged incident.

Watch the TMZ.com report.

This article was written by Dan Jovic and originally published by FOX 8 Cleveland WJW.