'Serial stowaway' arrested again after flying to London, police say

Galtero Lara
Enero 20, 2018

A woman notorious for sneaking onto commercial airplanes has once again been arrested - this time after making her way through a federal checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport and onto a plane that flew her to London, authorities said.

Marilyn Hartman, 66, managed to get through security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport this week and board a flight to Heathrow.

Guglielmi says Hartman this week got past a government Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at a local terminal without a ticket before taking a van to the worldwide terminal. She now faces a felony theft charge and a misdemeanor criminal trespass charge, according to police. Hartman was sent back to Chicago and landed at O'Hare on Thursday.

A day later she boarded the British Airways flight to London, hiding in a bathroom until the plane took off and then found a seat.

According to CBS sources, CCTV cameras captured Hartman, of Hamelitz Court in Grayslake, U.S., as she wandered around the airport for two days without being confronted by security.

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Hartman has a history of arrests for trying to bypass security and sneak onto airplanes. She was credited for 23 days already served and could have spent less than six months in jail if given credit for good behavior, according to court records.

Hartman, who has long struggled with homelessness and mental health, first made headlines in 2014 when she tried to board a plane seven times at San Francisco International Airport.

In a court filing after her arrest in July 2015 at O'Hare on trespass charges, Cook County prosecutors described Hartman as a "serial stowaway". She managed to board a plane once but was arrested before it took off.

She is said to be homeless.

"This matter is subject to an ongoing investigation and TSA (Transportation Security Administration) is working closely with our law enforcement and airline partners in that effort", the Chicago Department of Aviation said in a statement.

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