Tanning Mom I'll Never Be Convicted 'Cause My Kid's a Ginger

9/23/2012 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tanning Mom
just gave the craziest criminal defense of all time ... telling TMZ, those child endangerment charges will never stick ... all because her daughter is a red-head.

Patricia Krentcil was outside a pharmacy in New York Saturday (looking a little less tan) when our camera guy got her rambling about an array of subjects, including her ongoing criminal case.

The video is pretty hilarious ... the 44-year-old explains why she'll never be convicted by those "idiots"... for allegedly letting her 6-year-old daughter use an indoor tanning bed.

Trust us ... it's classic.