February 18, 2018

'Serial Stowaway' Woman Arrested For Flying To London Without Ticket

23 January 2018, 02:09 | Frank Carlson

Marilyn Hartman

Chicago Police Department shows 64-year-old Marilyn Hartman. Hartman who has a history of sneaking aboard airplanes was arrested again Wednesday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. She is charge

For years, law enforcement agencies in several states have known her for her seemingly endless and freakish habit of getting on planes without a ticket, a boarding pass or a passport.

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".

Marilyn Hartman slipped on to the jet with a large group after she got through security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and boarded a flight to Heathrow, police said.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told CBS Chicago that Hartman slipped through a TSA checkpoint before taking a shuttle to an global terminal.

Charges include felony theft and misdemeanor criminal trespassing.

Sources told CBS Chicago that O'Hare security video shows Hartman had been wandering the airport for two days and no one questioned her.

"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. According to a New York Post report, she was busted at least eight times in 2014, arrested twice at Chicago airports in 2015, and also caught out in California and Arizona.

This isn't the first time Hartman has been caught attempting to board planes without a ticket.

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Chicago Department of Aviation spokesperson said no passengers were endangered during the incident.

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.

They said in a statement: "During the initial investigation it was determined that the passenger was screened at the security checkpoint before boarding a flight".

"We are working with our law enforcement partners to support a comprehensive and thorough investigation, while continuing to maintain the highest levels of security at O'Hare Airport", Huffman said in a statement.

The TSA is no match for Marilyn Hartman.

Hartman has long struggled with homelessness and mental health, and has had encounters with authorities at airports across the United States.

Ms Hartman also has a history of attempted escape from mental health facilities.

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