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Serial Stowaway Arrested 2 Times at 2 Airports Days After Release

Hartman was arrested once at Midway and another time at O'Hare in less than 24 hours following her recent release from jail

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    Serial Stowaway Arrested Again at Chicago Airport for "Disturbance" on Plane

    Marilyn Hartman, the so-called "serial stowaway," was arrested at Midway International Airport for causing a "disturbance" on the plane just one day after being released from the Cook County Jail. NBC 5's Susan Carlson reports. (Published Saturday, July 4, 2015)

    The "serial stowaway" was arrested twice at two different airports within 48 hours after being released from jail on Thursday, where she spent nearly two months behind bars for trying to board planes without a ticket.

    Marilyn Hartman, 63, was first arrested at Midway International Airport on Friday and then again at O'Hare International Airport on Saturday.

    Hartman was charged with one count of misdemeanor reckless conduct for causing a "disturbance" inside the cabin of a Southwest Airlines plane leaving Midway around 5 p.m., according to Chicago Police News Affairs. Authorities did not say what kind of disturbance Hartman caused, but they say she did have a ticket to board the plane.

    The Southwest Airlines plane was headed for LaGuardia Airport, officials said. 

    She was caught again at O'Hare Saturday afternoon in Terminal One. Hartman was charged with criminal trespassing to state land and violation of bail bond, which she was given Friday after the disturbance at Midway, according to Chicago Police News Affairs. 

    Hartman was nicknamed the "serial stowaway" after she made five attempts to get past security at O'Hare and Midway Airports in late April and early May. She was arrested twice at O'Hare, and a third time at Midway May 3. As she left the jail, she insisted her stowaway days are over.

    During hearings Wednesday and Thursday, two different Cook County judges accepted Hartman's guilty pleas on separate charges, sentencing her to the two months she had already served.

    It was not known if Hartman had an attorney.