Woman Who Repeatedly Sneaks On Planes Without A Ticket Arrested Yet Again

Randall Padilla
January 23, 2018

A U.S. woman has been charged with criminal trespass after boarding a flight from IL to London without a passport or ticket. It was reported she tried to board a plane without a ticket in July 2015 just hours after leaving prison.

Marilyn Hartman, 66, somehow managed to bypass security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and boarded a plane that flew her to London, according to a Chicago Police Department news release.

Guglielmi says Hartman this week got through a federal Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at a domestic terminal without a ticket before taking a shuttle to the global terminal. Police said she also did not have a passport.

She was charged with trespassing, theft, felony, and a misdemeanour.

More recently, Hartman spent a year in Cook County Jail after repeated episodes of attempting to board aircraft at O'Hare and Midway worldwide airports, according to CBS Chicago. She was arrested after arriving there Monday and was flown back to the United States on Thursday, according to Chicago police.

"British customs picked her up upon arrival after being forewarned by the airline there was a passenger on board without a ticket and a boarding pass, although she was able to find a seat", the spokesman said.

She was busted for the stunt at least eight times in 2014.

The Transportation Security Administration is investigating how she managed to sneak past security.

A furious Cook County judge ordered "serial stowaway" Marilyn Hartman locked up in a mental health facility for the next six months, telling her he is convinced she is "addicted to attention". At a hearing Saturday afternoon, a judge ordered her released on her own recognizance, but ordered her to undergo psychological treatment and stay away from O'Hare and any British Airways planes.

In a statement, the TSA said they are "working closely with our law enforcement and airline partners in that effort".

"High definition video captured the defendant's movements throughout O'Hare Airport", Assistant State's Attorney Maria McCarthy said.

Her actions in the airport were recorded on the surveillance cameras, police authorities said. The judge dished out a harsh scolding as he recounted Hartman's history, which included several attempts to escape from mental-health facilities in IL.

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