‘Serial Stowaway’ Arrested Again At Chicago Airport

'Serial Stowaway' Arrested
Marilyn Hartman, dubbed the "Serial Stowaway," has been arrested a number of times for allegedly attempting to board an aircraft without a ticket. In at least one instance she successfully boarded a plane for the entirety of its trip. Photo courtesy the Cook County, Ill., Sheriff's Office

CHICAGO, Feb. 18 (UPI) — A woman dubbed the “Serial Stowaway” for her habit of attempting to board planes without a ticket was arrested again at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Police took Marilyn Hartman, 64, into custody Wednesday and charged her with trespassing in the latest in a string of arrests involving the violation of security rules at airports.

In July 2015 she attempted to board a plane at Chicago’s Midway Field without a ticket, a day after she was released from jail for a similar offense, and in 2014 was arrested after flying from San Jose, Calif., to Los Angeles without a ticket. She was also arrested in Phoenix in 2014 on a criminal trespassing charge, her third arrest in a month.

Hartman’s arrest record includes trespassing, reckless conduct and other airport-related breaches of security in Illinois, Florida, Arizona and the San Francisco area. She has spent at least 145 days in jail.

Hartman was recently confined to a mental health facility but was moved to a facility with fewer restrictions of movement. As part of her mental health probation, she was ordered to stay away from airports.


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