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.
On May 3 the woman was arrested at Midway airport and charged with loitering.
What prompts this woman to sneak past the airport security, trying to aboard the airplanes without a ticket is hard to comprehend, however, the Chicago police has charged the 63-year-old Marilyn Hartman with criminal trespassing.
Hartman was arrested after trying several times to get past security at O’Hare and Midway airports in April and May.
Thursday a jubilant Hartman, who has admitted to struggling with mental illness and homelessness caused by her “whistleblower” involvement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the past, walked out of the Cook County Jail proclaiming that she felt “free as a bird” while also declaring that she was finished with trying to board flights without a ticket.
She has been successful at least three times, including for a flight from Minnesota to Jackson, Florida and a trip from San Jose, California to Los Angeles. She has previously said she’s mentally ill and homeless.
In that incident, she slipped past an agent who was checking a family’s boarding passes, went through security screening and then somehow got past a gate agent. Hartman was charged with criminal trespassing to state land and violation of bail bond, which she was given Friday after the disturbance at Midway, as said by Chicago Police News Affairs.
Speaking to reporters, she explained her behavior by saying, “Even smart people do stupid things”.
Hartman was holding bus timetables for transportation to the Chicago airports as she left the jail, which she claimed had been a joke from a friend inside the prison and pledged she was done with stowing away.
“If I have a ticket I can go”, she said. “If I have a ticket to ride”.