Serial stowaway arrested again after Minneapolis-Florida flight

 

Marilyn Hartman is a serial stowaway. The 63-year-old woman has a history of boarding flights without a ticket, and her latest trip took her from Minneapolis to Jacksonville, Florida.

Hartman was arrested Sunday in Jacksonville after taking a shuttle to the Omni Resort Amelia Island Plantation, using the name of another hotel guest. When the real hotel guest checked in later that day, Hartman was contacted and asked to come back to the front desk to clear an error in booking, but she disappeared. The next day, Hartman was found by hotel security in a room that was being renovated.

Hartman made an initial court appearance Tuesday in Nassau County, Florida. Bond was set at $55,006, and her next court date is scheduled for March 5.

Frequent flyer

Hartman has been caught sneaking past security several times at airports in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and now Minneapolis. In a jail interview with FOX 10 in Phoenix last year, she said she doesn't do it because she wants to travel, but because she wants to make a point.

"My question is why has the government allowed me to get past security points?" she asked. "Why is this government allowing that to happen, and portraying me as a potential threat to security as opposed to addressing another issue?"

INTERVIEW - Serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman speaks out

The Transportation Security Administration is investigating how Hartman was able to board the Minneapolis to Jacksonville flight.

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