Marilyn Hartman, the stealth show, has been arrested
(CNN) – ‘Serial Police’ Marilyn Hartman She was arrested at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday after leaving the residential facility where she was under electronic surveillance.
The Cook County Mayor’s office told CNN in a statement that he had been notified that he had left the facility at noon Tuesday and that electronic surveillance personnel immediately began tracking his location.
“The employees tried to contact Hartman using the phone built into the device, but Hartman did not answer,” the statement said. “Investigators with the electronic monitoring unit found that his device indicated that he was traveling in the direction of O’Hare International Airport.”
As the investigators headed to the airport, the sheriff’s office notified the Chicago Police Department that Hartman appeared to be heading to the airport, the statement said. Around 1:38 p.m., the police were notified that Hartman was near Terminal 1.
An alarm was triggered on her ankle monitoring device and Chicago police officers stopped her. The sheriff’s office said Hartman had not entered any security zones.
Hartman, 69, will be returned to Cook County Jail and the mayor’s office said it is seeking approval to charge Hartman with the flying crime.
Hartman is due to appear in court Thursday, according to reservation information on the Cook County Jail website. She is currently being held without bail.
A former lawyer for Hartman did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
Authorities said at A Safe Haven, the non-profit home where Hartman resides WBBM, A CNN affiliate, which had no comment on how Hartman managed to escape from the house.
WBBM aired an interview with Hartman two days before his latest arrest.
The trend of arrests at airports
Hartman first made national headlines in August 2014, when she was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport for successfully boarding a flight from Mineta San Jose International Airport without a ticket. She did not contest the charges and was sentenced to probation. The next day, she was detained again at Los Angeles International Airport.
His streak continued at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. On August 14, Hartman received a warning for attempting to enter a security check without a ticket. Twelve days later, she was arrested in the airport terminal for criminal trespass. Phoenix police said a day later, Hartman was again seen lounging around a security checkpoint.
She was arrested in Florida in 2015. Another arrest followed in O’Hare in 2016 for violating the probation test, which prevented her from setting foot on airport property. The WBBM reported that she was sentenced to six months in prison in a psychiatric home for violating court orders to stay away from airports.
She was then arrested again in O’Hare in January 2018 after British officials had detained her in London. She was charged with trespassing and theft after she managed to travel from Chicago to London without a passport or ticket.
In October 2019, she was arrested after trying to go through a security check in O’Hare without a boarding pass or an ID.
The WBBM reported that Hartman was released from Cook County Jail and placed under home surveillance in March 2020 after being attacked in the prison, and after the coronavirus pandemic became a concern for inmates.
Reporters who followed her arrest said the success of her elusive maneuvers depended on her ability to integrate with the crowd as a seemingly innocuous old woman.
CNN’s Marlena Baldachi and Emmanuella Greenberg contributed to this report.