Police: Plane stowaway arrested at Phoenix airport

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This undated booking photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Department shows 63-year-old Marilyn Hartman. Hartman was released from the Cook County Jail in Chicago on Thursday, July 2, 2015, and says sheâs through with her run of stowaway attempts. She was arrested April 24, for loitering in a restricted area at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. She was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing on state land and released. She was arrested again in Chicago on Sunday May 3, at Midway International Airport and charged with the same offense in addition to violating her bail bond. Hartman has succeeded in getting on a flight at least once without a ticket. She has previously said she's mentally ill and homeless. (Cook County Sheriff's Department via AP)
This Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows 64-year-old Marilyn Hartman. Hartman, who has a history of sneaking aboard airplanes, was arrested again Wednesday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. She is charged with felony probation violation and misdemeanor criminal trespass. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
This combination of four 2014 booking photos released by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Marilyn Hartman. Federal law enforcement officials say Hartman tried at least three times to breach airport security before she was able to get through a checkpoint without a boarding pass at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)
This March, 2014 photo released by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Marilyn Hartman. Federal law enforcement officials say Hartman tried at least three times to breach airport security before she was able to get through a checkpoint without a boarding pass at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)
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PHOENIX (AP) - A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights without a ticket and sentenced to jail for returning to a Los Angeles airport in violation of her probation was arrested Tuesday after being recognized loitering at a Phoenix airport, police said.

Police were requesting a mental health evaluation for Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, who was taken into custody near baggage claim at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on suspicion of criminal trespass, said Sgt. Trent Crump, a Phoenix police spokesman.

Hartman was recognized by airport personnel about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday "loitering around a checkpoint and again was not in possession of an airline ticket," Crump said. It wasn't the first time she's been spotted at the Phoenix airport.

Hartman was removed from Sky Harbor on Aug. 20 and given a trespass warning after she attempted to enter a security checkpoint without a ticket, Crump said. That incident came just four days after she was released from jail in California because of overcrowding, only serving a fraction of her 117-day sentence.

Police did not know how she got to Phoenix after being released from a detention center in Lynwood, California, and did not know if she had an attorney who could speak on her behalf.

A court commissioner had ordered Hartman to serve jail time for wandering around LAX on Aug. 7, a day after being ordered to stay away from that airport.

Hartman, who has made previous attempts to sneak aboard flights at other airports, was arrested Aug. 4 for taking a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket, authorities said. Her boarding status was discovered once the plane landed in Los Angeles.

At Mineta San Jose International Airport, Hartman tried at least three times to get to a plane before she finally went past a security screener who was busy checking a family's documents, law enforcement officials said.

She later pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of willfully and unlawfully entering Los Angeles as a stowaway on an aircraft and was sentenced to two years of probation.

In February, Hartman was sentenced to 18 months' probation in San Mateo County after being arrested for attempting to board three Hawaii-bound flights at San Francisco International Airport on three separate days.

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