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“Serial Stowaway” Strikes Again, Arrested Twice in Chicago in Less Than 48 Hours

The “Serial Stowaway” strikes again over the Independence Day weekend, arrested twice over the course of two days in Chicago.

The “Serial Stowaway” is back in the headlines for what she claims is the final time after expressing her independence from valid boarding passes over the holiday weekend. The Chicago Tribune reports Marilyn Hartman, 63, was arrested twice at both of Chicago’s international airports, with at least one charge of criminal trespassing.

According to Chicago NBC affiliate WMAQ, Hartman was first arrested on July 3, but not for attempting to stow away. Instead, Hartman had a valid boarding pass for a Southwest Airlines flight departing from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), but was arrested after allegedly causing a disturbance aboard her aircraft. The next day, July 4, Hartman was arrested on accusations that she attempted to get past airport security without a ticket at O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

The arrests come as Hartman was released from an Illinois jail just days before on previous charges of attempting to get past airport security earlier this year. Prior to this latest incident, Hartman told reporters that her days of attempting to get past airport security and onto commercial airplanes were done.

“If I have a ticket, I can go [aboard an aircraft],” Hartman told reporters outside of the jail. “If I have a ticket to ride. Sounds like a song. But if I have that, I can go.”

This incident marks the third time Hartman has attempted to get past airport security and board a commercial aircraft in 2015. In February, Hartman claims she flew from Minneapolis to Jacksonville, Florida aboard a Delta Air Lines flight, before checking into a hotel booked in someone else’s name.

As of the time of writing, Hartman was being held in Illinois’ Cook County Jail on charges of criminal trespassing to state land. Hartman is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond and will go before a judge on July 9.

[Photo: Cook County Sheriff Department]

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