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Homeless 62-year-old stowaway arrested again at Los Angeles airport

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Homeless 62-year-old stowaway arrested again at Los Angeles airport

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Aug 8, 2014

The homeless woman who hopped on a plane from San Jose to Los Angeles on Monday without a ticket has been arrested again.

Marilyn Jean Hartman, 62, was taken into custody on Thursday at the Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities say that she was wandering through the terminals without a ticket and they suspected she was attempting to board another flight.

According to ABC News/Associated Press, Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon said that he had a feeling that Hartman would try to come back. So, the airport's police force passed out fliers with her picture to airport personnel.

Hartman was arrested for violating the terms of a 24-month probation she was given on Wednesday after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor count of willfully and unlawfully entering the city as a stowaway on an aircraft.

Hartman reportedly promised to never do it again as she left court.

The woman, who will not tell anyone how she is getting into airport terminals without a ticket, is now being held on $10,000 bail. She is due in court again on Monday.

Hartman has said that being homeless has driven her to "desperate measures" and she feels safe being in airports. At one point, she told authorities she had cancer and used that as an excuse for her actions.

This is not new behavior for Hartman. She was sentenced to 18 months probation in April for attempting to board three flights headed for Hawaii on three separate occasions. San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told the San Francisco Weekly at the time that Hartman struck him as a "very lonely person."

She was also arrested in November 2010 for the same thing.

Hartman was ordered to receive treatment for her mental issues in May, but she stopped the treatment in July.

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to NowTrending.com.