It has been almost three months since I’ve written about Marilyn Hartman, so I guess we’re overdue for an update.
I first wrote about Marilyn Hartman last March, when she was arrested at San Francisco Airport after trying to sneak through security several times without a ticket.
Then in August she not only managed to sneak through security, but successfully managed to sneak onto a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles. Then she got arrested, escaped, and did the same thing again. And again.
I guess sneaking through airport security got a bit boring for her, because earlier this year she managed to sneak onto a flight to Florida and check into a room at an Omni Resort, which was booked in someone else’s name.
Well, the saga continues, as Marilyn Hartman was recently arrested again after trespassing at Chicago O’Hare Airport. Via SFGate:
On April 23, and then again the next day, Hartman was taken into custody on suspicion of misdemeanor trespassing at O’Hare International Airport, a police spokesman in Chicago said.
Officials said that, since both of the alleged crimes were misdemeanors, she was likely released soon thereafter, but did not have an exact date when she was set free.
As I’ve explained before, this is all a terribly sad saga. Clearly Marilyn needs mental help, but when she was referred to treatment she decided she didn’t want it. She doesn’t seem to have any family, since she never lists an emergency contact when arrested.
And at the same time how easily she’s able to sneak through airport security checkpoints and onto planes really exposes some of the security flaws we have at airports. Not that any of that comes as a surprise…
I’m afraid this will likely just continue without further outside intervention.
What do you think the solution is for dealing with Marilyn Hartman?
(Tip of the hat to Jack and Alok)