Serial Stowaway Arrested at Phoenix Airport

A judge on earlier this month ordered Hartman to serve 177 days in jail for wandering through LAX terminals, but she was released after three days because of jail overcrowding

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    Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
    Marilyn Hartman, 62, in a booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office from Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

    The serial stowaway who got through airport security and boarded an LA-bound flight earlier this month was arrested in Arizona on Tuesday, less than two weeks after being released from jail early since violating her probation at LAX.

    Marilyn Hartman, 62, was arrested at Sky Harbor Airport after being spotted loitering in the baggage claim area, Phoenix Police Sgt. Trent Crump said.

    Hartman was spotted in the same airport Aug. 20 trying to enter a security checkpoint, Crump said.

    Police first said Hartman was seen in the airport Aug. 14, but they corrected the date to Aug. 20. Officers gave her a trespass warning and removed her from the airport, police said.

    A judge earlier this month ordered Hartman to serve 177 days in jail for wandering through LAX terminals on Aug. 7 after being told the previous day to "stay away from LAX" and placed on 24 months probation.

    She was released Aug. 16 -- three days after being sentenced -- because of jail overcrowding, LA County sheriff's officials said.

    Hartman was first arrested Aug. 4 at Los Angeles International Airport after Los Angeles police say she got through security at Mineta San Jose International Airport and boarded an LA-bound flight.

    Hartman has previously breached security at San Francisco International Airport and has a history of trying to get on flights without a ticket, officials said. She had at least seven encounters with police at SFO and was arrested four times, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

    Details about how Hartmen traveled to Arizona were not immediately clear.