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Marilyn Hartman keeps returning to SFO, and police keep arresting her. She's doing it out of loneliness, a prosecutor thinks.
The woman who insists on hanging about San Francisco International Airport in defiance of a court order isn't delusional or defying authority.
Marilyn Hartman, 62, is just lonely.
Hartman was jailed Monday for visiting SFO without a ticket, her fifth encounter with authorities at the airport since she first managed to sneak on board a flight to Hawaii, according to SF Weekly.
She was removed from that plane and was prevented from boarded another with an old boarding pass. She was then ordered by the court to stay away from the airport -- and did not.
She was arrested at the food court (twice) and at baggage claim on separate occasions, the newspaper reported.
The retired secretary who lives near Sixth Street in San Francisco is in jail now on $25,000 bail, the newspaper reported. She has no family to speak of, the newspaper reported.
Her wits are sound, according to District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe: she is "articulate" and clean. "She just strikes me as a very lonely person," he told the newspaper.
Hartman's trial is scheduled for May 5, but criminal punishment isn't the answer, said Wagstaffe. Hartman may eventually be connected with a senior center, he said.