Woman Who Boarded Plane Sans Ticket Gets 6 Months

Marilyn Hartman shouldn't have returned to LAX
By Shelley Hazen,  Newser User
Posted Aug 14, 2014 12:58 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Marilyn Hartman's sneaky plane hopping days are over—at least for the next six months. Just last week, Hartman, 62, successfully boarded a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles … without a ticket. Even though she was arrested, put on a two-year probation, and told to stay off LAX grounds if she didn't have a ticket, Hartman returned the next day. She admitted as much to an LA court yesterday, earning her 177 days in jail; she'll get 14 days shaved off for time served, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Talking to reporters outside the court house last week, Hartman said she "made a mistake" when she slipped past security at the San Jose airport and explained she only had about four dollars in "piggy-bank" change to get back to the Bay Area. She's already spent time in a mental health program and has been arrested multiple times for trying to get on airplanes without a ticket.

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