LOS ANGELES -- Marilyn Hartman, the so-called "serial stowaway" arrested seven times at SFO before successfully hopping a flight in San Jose, was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles for the second time this week, according to airport police.
Hartman, 62, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday morning for violating orders less than 24 hours-old to stay away from the airport. The woman pleaded no contest to misdemeanor trespassing charges Wednesday and was released from jail on the condition that she stay off LAX property unless she has a ticket.
Los Angeles airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon said had a feeling the woman "with a fixation on flying" would return to the airport, so police passed out fliers with pictures of Hartman to airport workers. She was seen boarding a morning shuttle bus from downtown Los Angeles to the airport, Gannon said, and was spotted wandering through several terminals "in what appeared to be a scouting mission."
Hartman was arrested for violating terms of her 24-month probation, which was issued Wednesday. She was being held on $10,000 bail. A court hearing will be set on Monday.
A call to her attorney, Elsie Wanton, was not immediately returned.
Hartman told reporters outside of the courthouse Wednesday that she had "made a mistake" when she snuck past airport security Monday and onto a Southwest flight in San Jose, adding that she had only $4.25 in "piggy-bank" change and had no idea how she would get back to the Bay Area.
Hartman was arrested seven times at SFO between February and July of this year, once making it past security and all the way onto a plane. Hartman continued to return to SFO despite her probation, restraining order and repeated arrests.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.