Serial Stowaway Arrested Just 3 Days After Previous Release


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Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman was arrested Sunday on Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, after Police spotted her in an area where she had restriction. The 66-year old woman faces charges of violation of bail bond and misdemeanor criminal trespass and is back in a County Cook jail. This happens 3 days after a previous release. She previously faced an arrest after sneaking into a flight to London without a passport or boarding pass.

Marilyn Harman earned her nickname serial stowaway, due to her preference for sneaking into planes and travel without paying for a ticket.  This arrest also brings to discussion an airport security breach. The serial stowaway previously managed to get into planes and take trips. According to reporters, the woman manages to blend in as a harmless, and nice elderly white woman. She ducks under ropes, keep her head down, and uses boarding passes of of other passengers.

The woman just recently managed to pass security and board onto a flight from Chicago to London. The British Customs retained her at Heathrow Airport on January 15th and returner her to O’Hare Airport, three days later. After being released, she had to avoid O’Hare and Chicago Midway Airports and undergo a psychiatric evaluation, according to CNN. Authorities spotted her at Terminal 3 of the airport, from which she refused to leave. Hartman is due for court on January 31st.

Marilyn Jean Hartman’s life is in a holding pattern… She just wants to fly. Period. And she’ll try again, and again, and again, until she’s grounded. For good, said reporter Joe Eskenazi.

Worldwide Famous Serial Stowaway

Marilyn Harman was arrested in 2014, for boarding into a flight from Mineta San Jose International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) without a ticket. Then, she faced probation but paid a visit to LAX the following day.

In 2015, she was arrested in Florida and in 2016 she the arrest happened again in Chicago. This time, she earned a restriction to any airport property.

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