Surveillance Video Shows ‘Serial Stowaway’ Being Arrested at Chicago Airport
Security footage has been released of a woman notorious for slipping past security and sneaking onto commercial airplanes. The video captures the moment she is arrested by police at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
The recording shows Marilyn Hartman sitting in a baggage claim area on Jan. 28, around 1:30 a.m. in the morning before being approached by officers and taken into custody for trespassing.
The incident came just days after the woman, dubbed the “serial stowaway”, somehow managed to bypass security at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and boarded a plane that flew her to London, according to a Chicago Police Department news release. Police revealed she got through airport security without a ticket, boarding pass or passport and then flew to London’s Heathrow Airport.
She landed on Monday, Jan. 15, before being detained by British Customs officials and sent back to Chicago on Thursday, Jan. 18.
Stowaway Charged with Crimianl Tresspass to State Land and
Theft at O’Hare
Offender: Marilyn Hartman, 66
160 Hamelitz Ct
Grayslake, IL pic.twitter.com/4NxfCTdhm8
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) January 20, 2018
CBS news reported that Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Hartman managed to make her way through a federal Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at a domestic terminal without a ticket. She then took a shuttle to the international terminal and a day later she boarded the London-bound British Airways flight.
According to Fox32, Hartman is being held at Cook County jail without bond.
Below is the Chicago Police news release relating to the woman’s arrest following the London-bound stowaway incident.