Arrested Monday in LA as airline stowaway, woman is released Wednesday, arrested again Thursday
A California woman who seemingly is fixated on ticketless airline travel is no longer a problem for San Francisco airport officials after succeeding in stowing away on a Monday night flight to Los Angeles.
Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, is now in the news again after being found at LAX on Thursday morning and arrested a second time, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
She had been released Wednesday after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor stowaway charge. The sentence was two years of probation, including a condition that she must stay away from the airport unless she is a legitimate ticketed passenger.
Details of exactly why Hartman has again been taken into custody haven’t yet been released, according to ABC 7 and the Associated Press. However, she was reportedly spotted after airport workers were told to be on the lookout for her, and she did not make it onto a plane.
San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said officials in Northern California went out of their way to help Hartman after earlier arrests there by arranging to put her in a mental health program ordinarily reserved for felony offenders so she could get housing and counseling. However, Hartman “didn’t like it. It has rules. She walked away,” Wagstaffe told the Chronicle.
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