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Repeat Stowaway Sentenced to 177 Days in Jail

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:40:19 +0000

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The woman accused of repeatedly attempting to stow away on flights in the state of California was sentenced to 177 days in jail on Wednesday.

Marilyn Hartman was arrested earlier this month after she successfully snuck onto a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles. She had been arrested and given probation just the day before her latest arrest.

Hartman has been arrested as many as seven times in the last six months for attempting to sneak onto planes.

Hartman had been caught repeatedly trying to board flights at San Francisco's international airport without a ticket -- but airport staff has been able to quickly pick her out when she is spotted making her way from the food court to security screenings, authorities said.

Prosecutors described her at a May court hearing as having a major mental illness, though no official diagnosis has been publicly released.

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