'Serial Stowaway' arrested twice in 24 hours at Chicago airports

Marilyn Hartman, a 63-year-old woman dubbed the "Serial Stowaway," has a history of attempting to sneak aboard airplanes across the country and was arrested twice over the weekend at Chicago airports a day after being released from Cook County Jail.

Police said Hartman actually had a valid ticket this time when she boarded a plane Friday evening at Midway International Airport, however, she was escorted off the plane by authorities after causing a disturbance. She has been charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct. On Saturday, she was arrested at O'Hare Airport.

Hartman was released from prison on Thursday after two months behind bars and has been arrested five different times in April and May for trying to sneak past security at those Chicago airports.

Hartman has been caught in the act several times at airports in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and also in Minneapolis this winter. She boarded a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and made it to Jacksonville, Fla. It's unclear how she managed to sneak into a swanky, $300 a night room at an Amelia Island resort, but a Florida rescue mission offered to take her in so she's no longer a repeat offender, or a frequent flier. She was found unfit to stand trial in Nassau County, Fla. and sent to a homeless shelter in April.

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