Notorious serial stowaway, Marilyn Hartman with a long and well-documented history of trying to sneak aboard airplanes has been arrested once again at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Chicago police say Hartman was caught around 2.30pm Wednesday at an airport bus shuttle center. Police say she’s in custody and scheduled to appear in bond court.
Hartman has tried several times in recent years to board planes without a ticket, succeeding at least once. She was arrested twice in two days last summer at O’Hare and Chicago’s Midway International Airport. Police say she is a ‘habitual trespasser and stowaway in violation of her court-ordered probation’. Hartman is charged with felony probation violation and misdemeanor criminal trespass.
On Wednesday afternoon, sources told NBC Chicago that authorities were alerted to Hartman’s presence at O’Hare, which was on the list of places from which she had been barred.
The judge reminded Hartman at the time that she was to keep of from O’Hare and Midway airports, and that violating her probation would fetch her up to a year in jail.
Speaking to reporters after her release from jail in early July, Hartman said she wasn’t going to stowaway anymore. The following day, she was arrested at Midway Airport.
Authorities said at the time Hartman actually had a ticket to board a Southwest Airlines flight out of Midway, but was arrested for causing a disturbance. A day after her release, she landed behind bars again, this time for trespassing at O’Hare.
Hartman has blamed her habit for sneaking on to planes on an unrecognized medical condition which she refers to as ‘whistleblower trauma syndrome’.
She claims she was forced by the FBI to flee her home and live on the streets.
Source DailyMail Online