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She's attempted this same stunt more than a dozen times

Erika Owen
July 06, 2015

Marilyn Hartman's distaste for airline tickets has turned into a slightly bizarre news story. It all started back in April/June when she attempted to board airplanes at both Chicago O'Hare and Chicago Midway International Airport without a ticket. That stunt landed her a two-month jail sentence. After being released last Thursday, the 63-year-old stowaway was arrested for causing a disturbance on a plane departing from Chicago last Friday—yes, that's one day after being released from jail. Note: She did have a ticket this time, but was still charged with a misdeamoner for reckless conduct.

But wait, there's more: Hartman was arrested for the second time (in less than 24 hours!) for attempting to sneak through airport security sans ticket. She was charged with criminal trespassing and violating her bond conditions from her arrests from April and June. 

Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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