Serial female stowaway arrested at LAX a day after being released from jail

By Kyle Johnson,

Just a day after being released from jail after being arrested Monday for managing to sneak onto an airplane, Marilyn Hartman was arrested again at Los Angeles International Airport.

The 62-year-old was arrested Monday for trespassing after she managed to get onto a Southwest flight at Mineta San Jose International Airport heading to LAX.

That wasn't her first time sneaking onto flights, either, as police have picked her up several times at San Francisco International Airport in the past.

After getting onto Monday's flight, she was discovered to be a stowaway by flight attendants. Hartman pleaded no contest to misdemeanor trespassing. She claimed to have boarded the flight to let people know about an issue, which she has yet to identify.

"It was stupid, and it's something I don't want to repeat," she said. "It was clearly wrong on my part, and I certainly don't want to do it again because I certainly don't want to do any jail time."

Hartman was discovered Thursday by security officials getting on an LAX Fly Away Bus and she went into Terminal 2 and then Terminal 7 where police arrested her, CBS Los Angeles reports.

While in the terminal, officials say the woman did not try to sneak past any security checkpoints before she was arrested, she is, however, banned from the airport.



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