A woman who was arrested after flying without a boarding pass from San Jose to Los Angeles on Monday has been arrested again today at Los Angeles International Airport, police said. Marilyn Hartman, 62, was arrested at about 11:15 a.m. today near LAX’s Terminal 7 and was transferred to Los Angeles police to be booked into jail, according to LAX police Sgt. Belinda Nettles. Hartman had flown Monday on a Southwest Airlines flight from Mineta San Jose International Airport to LAX, where she was arrested upon arrival.
She pleaded no contest Wednesday to unlawfully entering the city of Los Angeles as a stowaway on an aircraft, a misdemeanor, Los Angeles city attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan said. Hartman was placed on 24 months’ probation and was released Wednesday afternoon after being ordered to stay away from LAX unless she was a ticketed passenger on a flight, Mateljan said. He said Hartman’s arrest today could put her in violation of the terms of her probation.
Hartman had previously tried multiple times to board flights from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii without a ticket but was unsuccessful, San Mateo County prosecutors said. After her fourth failed attempt, she was placed in a mental health probation program on May 23, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. However, she tried to board flights at SFO again on July 14 and 25, violating the terms of her probation, Wagstaffe said.
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