Alleged 62-Year-Old Serial Stowaway Arrested in Phoenix
By Mario Sevilla
Tue Aug 26th, 2014 3:53pm America/Los_Angeles
PHOENIX (KRON) — A Bay Area woman who has been arrested multiple times for trying to board flights without a ticket has been arrested again.
Marilyn Hartman, 62, was taken into custody Tuesday at about 11:30 a.m. at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. She was arrested in terminal 4, near baggage claim, a non-secure area of the terminal for criminal trespass, authorities said.
“Ms. Hartman was contacted on August 20, 2014 at Sky Harbor attempting to enter a security checkpoint without a ticket. During that contact she was given a trespass warning by officers and removed from the airport property,” said Sgt. Trent Crump of the Phoenix Police Department.
“She was recognized by airport personnel again today loitering around a checkpoint and again was not in possession of a airline ticket,” Crump said.
Police did not know how she got to Phoenix after being released from a detention center in Lynwood, California, and did not know if she had an attorney who could speak on her behalf.
Hartman is being booked this afternoon for criminal trespassing and officers are requesting a mental health evaluation.
Earlier this month, Hartman was arrested for stowing away on a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles. She was put on two years’ probation after she pleaded no contest to willfully and unlawfully entering the city as a stowaway. She was barred from being at the airport without a ticket.
Hours later, Hartman was arrested again after airport police spotted her wandering through the terminals.
MARILYN HARTMAN TIMELINE
February 15th, 2014
Marilyn Jean Hartman made it through San Francisco International Airport security and onto an airplane, but was caught when the actual seat holder arrived.
February 18th, 2014
Hartman was caught a second time, this time at the SFO security gate. She was told to leave the airport when she could not get through.
February 20th, 2014
Hartman was found with a discarded boarding pass and was arrested. The previous times she had been warned and told to leave the
Hartman had told authorities that she has cancer and that she had wanted to go somewhere warm.
March 18th, 2014
Hartman was arrested at a food court in the airport’s International Terminal around 9 a.m. on March 18 on suspicion of violating a court order and trespassing, according to Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt. It did not appear that Hartman had tried to board a plane or gain access to a security checkpoint in this morning’s incident, Rosenblatt said. She did not have a boarding pass in her name or the money to purchase a ticket.
August 5th, 2014
Hartman passed all levels of Security at San Jose Mineta Airport and boarded a Southwest flight headed to Los Angeles. Flight crews noticed the Bay Area resident after doing a head count when the plane landed in Los Angeles, officials said.
Police arrested Hartman and charged her with trespassing after getting reports that she was not a ticketed passenger.
Aug 7th, 2014
Hartman was taken into custody again at Los Angeles International Airport, less than 24 hours after she pleaded no contest to charges she stowed away on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose.
August 20th, 2014
Hartman was spotted at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix attempting to enter a security checkpoint without a ticket. During that contact she was given a trespass warning by officers and removed from the airport property.
August 26th, 2014
Hartman was taken into custody Tuesday, Aug. 26, at about 11:30 a.m. at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. She was arrested in terminal 4, near baggage claim, a non-secure area of the terminal for criminal trespass, authorities said.
Hartman was recognized by airport personnel loitering around a checkpoint and again was not in possession of an airline ticket.
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