'Serial Stowaway' Mariyln Hartman Arrested At Chicago Airport Last Month

05/05/2015 09:17 pm ET | Updated May 05, 2016

(Reuters) - A woman notorious for sneaking onto commercial airline flights was arrested at Chicago O'Hare International Airport late last month after she was found in a restricted area without a ticket, police said on Tuesday.

Marilyn Hartman, 64, was taken into custody on April 24 after police determined that she had no ticket and no official business or reason to be in the terminal, said Officer Barri Lemmon of the Chicago Police Department.

Hartman, who had been observed loitering near a ticket counter in the airport's international terminal, was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass and ordered to appear in court on May 29, Lemmon said.

Hartman, a retired legal secretary, has gained national attention for hanging around airports without tickets and attempting to board flights.

She has been arrested multiple times and sentenced to jail including last year in California after sneaking onto a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Editing by Eric Beech)

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