The Chicago girl who has managed to sneak previous airport safety and board dozens of flights with no ticket allegedly escaped from an digital monitoring residential facility earlier than returning to the airport.
“Serial stowaway” Marilyn Hartman was taken into custody at O’Hare Airport after fleeing the court-ordered facility Tuesday, in keeping with WGN.
Investigators have been in a position to arrest Hartman at the worldwide airport due to her monitoring machine, the report mentioned.
The 69-year-old — who has fooled the TSA at least 30 instances over three many years — was not in a position to evade the checkpoint this week, and police picked her up within the airport’s non-secure part, the native station reported.
Hartman has been arrested for breaching safety a number of instances at O’Hare, Halfway and different airports throughout the nation. She has even foiled customs officers and hopped on planes to London, Copenhagen and Paris, in keeping with an interview with Chicago’s CBS 2, which coincidentally aired simply Sunday.
Hartman informed the station she is not any felony mastermind.
“The factor I’ve received to inform you. I’ve by no means been in a position to board a airplane on my own. I used to be all the time let by way of,” Hartman mentioned. “I imply I used to be in a position to undergo the safety line with no boarding go.”
“I received by them, that is the factor that’s so loopy, by following somebody they might be carrying like a blue bag,” the Second Metropolis stowaway informed the CBS affiliate. “And the following factor I do know, I get into the TSA line and TSA lets me by way of, and so they assume I’m with the man with the blue bag.”
Safety professionals informed the station her easy ways are very alarming in a post-9/11 world.
“For her to have the ability to repeat that time and again, that’s simply mind-boggling,” aviation safety knowledgeable Jeff Value informed CBS 2.
“The genius of her mode of operation is in its simplicity,” he mentioned. “It’s the unsophisticated varieties of plans are sometimes essentially the most profitable.”
Hartman, who struggles with bipolar dysfunction, claims police hold blaming her psychological sickness for her lengthy rap sheet, as an alternative of airport employee ineptitude.
“I do know they hold emphasizing the psychological sickness … regulation enforcement … wish to have that in place. However umm … [laugh] no, I’m fairly good,” she reportedly mentioned.
Costs of felony escape are pending towards Hartman, in keeping with WGN.