Criminal Justice

Serial airline stowaway attempter is now in Arizona, where she has been arrested again


A 62-year-old woman who has repeatedly made headlines this month by attempting to stow away on airline flights is in trouble again.

Marilyn Jean Hartman was arrested Tuesday at an airport in Phoenix on suspicion of criminal trespass. Earlier this month, Hartman received a months-long sentence in California for violating a probation requirement that she stay away from the Los Angeles airport, but she was released after less than a week because of jail overcrowding.

Hartman is now accused of loitering near a security checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport without a ticket after being given a trespass warning earlier this month when she attempted to enter a security checkpoint there without a ticket, according to the Associated Press. An earlier Associated Press article provides additional details.

Relying on an unidentified source, the San Francisco Chronicle says Hartman flew to Phoenix from San Diego on Aug. 20 as a ticketed passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight.

Authorities are reportedly seeking a mental health evaluation.

See also:

ABAJournal.com: “On probation after serial stowaway attempts, woman gets 177 days for returning to airport”

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