For all of the destruction that Hurricane Sandy caused, it also delivered some real-life heroes who showed that despite what is occurring, it really is a beautiful world after all.
We will be bringing you Sandy’s Heroes throughout the day, but here is the first clip that shows a man running to the shore in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey during the superstorm after he noticed a poor deer swept out to sea in the turbulent currents.
The unidentified man tried to coax the animal to shore, but this short clip ends before the animal makes it to dry land.
Good news: The deer was rescued from the water. It’s suffering a broken leg and officials told WAVY-TV 10 that it will be nursed back to health.
New Jersey tanning mom Patricia Krentcil, who has been at the receiving end of international headlines throughout the past week after she rose to prominence for allegedly putting her 5-year-old daughter in a stand-up tanning booth, has now found herself the subject of a hysterical Saturday Night Live skit.
During the Weekend Update with Seth Meyers, Kristen Wiig emerged in a trail of smoke, dressed as the now infamous tanning mom.
Expanding upon the real Krentcil’s remarks to a reporter this week that critics of her look are “jealous,” “fat” and “ugly,” Wiig said, “Though I can’t blame them for being jealous. I am alluring in a way they will never be.”
During the skit, Kristen insists she is not too tanned, and Meyers took issue with that, and suggested that she looks like a baseball glove. He also guessed her age to be 200.
Sometimes there are stories that defy belief. This week, our hands down favorite, is the tale of New Jersey mother, Patricia Krentcil, who was arrested (but has pleaded not guilty) to allegedly allowing her five-year old daughter, Anna, to enter a stand-up tanning booth. We must make it clear, however, it wasn’t her actions that have kept us enthralled, by any means.
Following her arrest, Krentcil has found herself firmly in the spotlight, with her charcoal, leather-faced appearance being the focal point.
And the 44-year-old isn’t taking the attention too well… at all.
Yesterday, when she was approached by a reporter for TMZ, the angry mom lashed out.
“I’m a great mother, and I would never do that to my child,” Krentcil said while loading her shopping into a car.
But the best was still to come,….
In possibly what is the most perplexing comment yet, Krentcil, whose unnaturally dark appearance lead late-night host Jimmy Kimmel to compare her with Wile E. Coyote after the dynamite stick blows up, claimed, quite extraordinarily, that people were envious of her appearance.
“They’re jealous, they’re fat and they’re ugly,” she said, adding ”there’s somebody out there my whole life who doesn’t like me.”
She agreed with the reporter’s suggestion that she could be the victim of dark forces, but she’s not letting the townsfolk or the accusations get her down, and it’s business as usual for her… which means diving back into her obsessive tanning regime.
“I’ve been tanning my whole life,” she told reporters outside her home yesterday. “I’m from Long Island. I go to Cabo. It’s my relaxation.”
She also insisted that she would continue to maintain her 20 monthly visits to the tanning salon.
“Without a doubt,” she said. “I gotta go.”
Meanwhile, a leading Dermatologist says Krentcil’s ‘tanorexic’ condition is ‘craziest thing I’ve ever seen’.
Dr. Joshua Zeichner wrote a piece in today’s New York Daily News, where he said: “In all my years of treating patients as a dermatologist, I have never encountered anything like this.
“Going to a tanning salon 20 times a month, frankly, is insane, especially with all of the public education and awareness campaigns on the dangers of tanning beds and skin cancers.
“It may be she has an addiction to tanning, which actually now has a name — tanorexia. She may need help to treat not only the damage to her skin, but also what is going on with her psychologically.”
It’s one story we cannot get enough of. Even words seem to be lost amongst these unbelievable images of Tanorexic mom Patricia Krentcil, who yesterday pleaded not guilty in a Newark court to charges of child-endangerment for allegedly putting her 5-year-old daughter in a stand-up tanning booth.
The 44-year-old tan fanatic was freed on $25,000 bail and retains custody of her kid. However, if she is found guilty on the charges, she could face ten years behind bars.
“Never in my life would I endanger my child by putting her in a tanning booth. I’m not dumb,” she told the judge.
Krentcil was arrested after a school nurse noticed the first-degree sunburns on her daughter Anna on April 24. The child said the burns came from going into a tanning booth, but Krentcil insists the child did not actually go in the booth and that she got sunburnt from playing outside.
She also claims that the school is blowing things out of proportion and that the story is “made up”.
Even Snooki, who has a love of tanning booths, has weighed in on this toasty tale, calling Krentcil’s tanning obsession crazy.
And, the New York Post is reporting that Krentcil is such a tanatic that she visits the City Tropic Tanning salon on Centre Street in Nutley roughly 20 times a month.
She has a $99 monthly pass — and has used that plan to char herself to a ghastly mahogany tint for the past three years.
“She’s totally innocent. Whatever they say happened didn’t happen,” Krentcil’s hubby, Rich, told The Post.
He then went on to deny she had severe tanorexia.
“She likes to tan, but I wouldn’t say she has a problem,” he said.
“She is tan. She enjoys doing it for herself and she enjoys tanning. It’s her business, pretty much. It’s not illegal to tan. People drink and smoke, and it’s not illegal.”
Even so, Krentcil will have to find a new enabler — the salon owner yesterday banned her for life.
“I don’t want her here anymore and deal with this nonsense,” said the owner, who would give his name only as Anthony.
Nevertheless, he backed her defense.
“The girl did not go in the booth,” Anthony said.
“The girl had sunburn on her arms from April 17; it was 90 degrees out.
“She’s a 5-year-old kid, she’d burn to death if she went into one of those booths. I have seven kids of my own. I wouldn’t let a girl in there.”
He also said that images of Krentcil appearing on television with a gruesome tan were probably due to spray tan — not from his tanning beds.
“The way she looks now, it’s not from here, she added some kind of spray to her face,” he said.
Krentcil was quickly becoming a laughingstock.
“As crazy as she looks, you think she would put her daughter in the booth — to take time away from herself?” joked John D., who was picking his high-school age daughter up from the salon
A Nutley, New Jersey woman is feeling the heat after allegedly taking her 5-year-old daughter to a tanning salon and causing a slight burn by allowing the child to allegedly use one of the tanning beds.
But the woman at the center of the scandal, for which she was arrested, insists that she never allowed her child to go on the tanning bed, and that it is all a misunderstanding.
While Patricia Krentcil, 44, admits that she has a love of tanning (which is fairly evident from just looking at her), she tells WCBS in New York that she would never tan her daughter Anna’s fair skin artificially.
“I’ve been tanning my whole life, going to the beach, tanning salons and so forth,” she says.
The 44-year-old danger mom doesn’t deny that Anna went to the tanning booth with her, but she insists that her daughter’s burns were the result of being in the natural sun.
WCBS reports: “Krentcil said when the school nurse asked her daughter how she got burned, she simply said, ‘I go tanning with mommy.’ However, the woman said her daughter’s burn was not from getting into a tanning bed, but from being outside and playing in the backyard.”
“The pediatrician said that she’s got a little sunburn, but it was that only weekend we were out doing the gardening,” she said. “I never once in my life let me daughter, especially at that age, go into a tanning booth.”
She describes the girl’s burns as not severe, and says she was told to put ointment on the rash, which she says is “just over-the-counter stuff.”
Krentcil has been charged with second-degree child endangerment, according to ABC News and she is currently out on $25,000 bail, while her daughter in now in her father’s custody.