Plane Hopper Sprung From Jail, Arrested Again

Marilyn Hartman caught loitering at Phoenix Sky Harbor
By Shelley Hazen,  Newser User
Posted Aug 27, 2014 3:39 PM CDT
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, Marilyn Jean Hartman appears in court in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/The Daily Breeze, Brittany Murray, File)

(Newser) – Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman was arrested and sentenced to jail after hitching a ride—sans ticket—on a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles, then violating her probation by showing up at LAX after she'd been banned. But that didn't last long: Because of overcrowding, the 62-year-old woman was released from a California jail after serving three days of her six-month sentence, the Daily Breeze reported earlier this month. And you can guess what she did with her freedom. Yes, Hartman was arrested yesterday after loitering around an airport without a ticket, this time at Phoenix Sky Harbor, the AP reports.

She'd already been shooed away by police for trying to scoot past security at the Phoenix airport back on Aug. 20, four days after her release from jail, and was given a trespass warning; now she faces criminal trespass charges. Authorities haven't a clue how Hartman got to Arizona, and police have ordered a mental health evaluation. Hartman's rap sheet is extensive; in addition to her recent misadventures, she's also tried to fly to Hawaii free … three times. The San Jose Mercury News tallies her arrests and detentions at 10 since March.

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