Remember The Tanning Mom from New Jersey? A little
more than a year ago, Patricia Krentcil was accused of endangering her
5-year-old daughter by having the child accompany her into a tanning booth. The
crazy story—as well as the shocking appearance of Krentcil’s deep-fried hide—made national headlines at the time. She even ended up being spoofed in a skit
on Saturday Night Live.
Well, guess what? Krentcil’s back on
the radar again, The Calgary Herald reports. Only this time, instead of
roasting for untold hours under the glare of UV lights in a comfy suburban salon,
she’s been cooling off—in a detox center in the Midwest.
According to Patrick
Hogan, who’s the spokesperson for the Metropolitan Airports commission, police at
the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport had to be called because an
intoxicated woman was hanging around at the Delta ticket counter. When they
arrived to defuse the scene, they allegedly found that the problem customer was,
yes, The Tanning Mom.
Krentcil wasn’t put under
arrest, but was instead taken to a detox facility in order to get sober again.
At the time of the interview, Hogan stated he didn’t know when (or if) she had
been released again. Calls to her home went unanswered on Saturday.
Last year, Krentcil’s time
in the spotlight faded after a grand jury declined to
indict her on the child-endangerment charges she had faced.
According to Hogan,
intoxicated travelers are sent to detox if they are either unable to care for
themselves or there is no capable companion available who can care for them if
they are released.