[TSA] Woman manages to board plane to London without ticket

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[TSA] Woman manages to board plane to London without ticket

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[TSA] Woman, 66, manages to board British Airways plane to London without ticket
Blanca Blake
January 21 2018

In London, she did not provide a passport, and authorities sent her back to Chicago, where she was charged Friday with trespassing and theft.

Guglielmi says Hartman this week got through a federal Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at a domestic terminal without a ticket before taking a shuttle to the worldwide terminal.

Investigators told WMAQ-TV that they believe she spent close to 24 hours inside O'Hare's Terminal 5, made it past security and boarded the British Airways flight. The pesky passenger was sent back to the United States when she couldn't produce a passport and was arrested Thursday upon arrival at O'Hare.

Hartman managed to get through a federal Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Chicago O'Hare airport without a ticket before taking a shuttle to the global terminal.

"British customs picked her up upon arrival after being forewarned by the airline there was a passenger on board without a ticket and a boarding pass, although she was able to find a seat", the spokesman said.

"This matter is subject to an ongoing investigation and TSA is working closely with our law enforcement and airline partners in that effort", the statement read.

This is Hartman's first arrest in Chicago since 2016, but she has a long history of trying to sneak onto airplanes.

According to CBS sources, CCTV cameras captured Hartman, of Hamelitz Court in Grayslake, U.S., as she wandered around the airport for two days without being confronted by security.

The 66-year-old Hartman has attempted several times to board planes without a ticket. In 2016, she was condemned in Chicago to a half year of house capture and set on two years of emotional well-being probation.

A police spokesman told the Chicago Sun-Times that Hartman made it onto the plane by "blending in with the passengers".

In a court filing after her arrest in July 2015 at O'Hare on trespass charges, Cook County prosecutors described Hartman as a "serial stowaway".

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Serial stowaway flies to London, sent back and arrested

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Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman flies to London, sent back and arrested
January 20, 2018

CHICAGO

A woman with a history of sneaking aboard planes slipped past security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport this week and was flying to London when the airline realized she didn't have a ticket. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Marilyn Hartman, 66, was flown back to Chicago on Thursday night and taken into custody once she arrived.

Hartman is charged with felony theft and a misdemeanor count of criminal trespassing.

Guglielmi says Hartman this week got through a federal Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at a domestic terminal without a ticket before taking a shuttle to the international terminal. A day later she boarded a British Airways flight.

Sources told CBS Chicago that O'Hare security video shows Hartman had been wandering the airport for two days and no one questioned her.

Once on the London-bound plane, sources say, Hartman hid in a bathroom and eventually walked out and found a seat. When she couldn't produce a passport Monday at Heathrow Airport, officials sent her back to O'Hare, where she was taken into custody Thursday, CBS Chicago reports.

In a statement, the TSA said they are "working closely with our law enforcement and airline partners in that effort."

Hartman has been arrested several times on trespassing charges for trying to sneak onto planes at O'Hare and Midway, including trying to board a plane at Midway without a ticket in July 2015 less than 24 hours after being released from jail.

In 2016, she was sentenced in Chicago to six months of house arrest and placed on two years of mental health probation.

Hartman has said she is homeless and feels safer in airports than on the streets.

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