August 11, 2014 - On Thursday 62 year old
Marilyn Jean Hartman was arrested at Los Angeles
International Airport (LAX) for what police
believed to be Hartman’s eighth attempt to board
an airline without a proper boarding pass.
On Thursday morning Hartman had boarded a bus
out of Los Angeles’ Union Station for LAX and
around 10:20 AM she arrived at Terminal 2.
Hartman began walking pass the passenger
terminals looking for vulnerabilities in the
passenger check points. About an hour later
Hartman was arrested at Terminal 7.
Airport police had been on alert for Hartman
because she had attempted several times before
to gain access to the airlines at LAX. Airport
Police Chief Patrick Gannon said "My experience
led me to believe Hartman was likely to return
to LAX. She was seen wandering through several
terminals today, in what appeared to be a
scouting mission." Fliers with Hartman’s picture
on it was circulated to airport police officers.