Judge orders psychiatric exam for woman with stowaway history arrested at Chicago airports



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This undated booking photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Department shows 63-year-old Marilyn Hartman. Hartman was arrested Friday, April 24, 2015, for loitering in a restricted area at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. She was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing on state land and released. She was arrested again in Chicago on Sunday May 3, at Midway International Airport and charged with the same offense in addition to violating her bail bond. Hartman has succeeded in getting on a flight at least once without a ticket. She has previously said she's mentally ill and homeless. (Cook County Sheriff's Department via AP)


CHICAGO — A judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a woman with a history of trying to sneak onto planes after she was arrested twice in nine days at Chicago's two international airports.

Cook County Judge William Raines on Thursday also ordered 63-year-old Marilyn Hartman to stay away from airports.

Police say Hartman was arrested Sunday at Midway International Airport and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing after she loitered near a checkpoint. She pleaded guilty to the same charge after being arrested April 24 for lingering in a restricted area near a ticketing counter inside O'Hare airport's international terminal. Court records show she was sentenced to a year of court supervision.

Hartman is being held on $7,500 bond.

Hartman has tried several times in recent years to board flights without tickets.

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