It's clear that 62-year-old Marilyn Hartman wants to spend her days at San Francisco International Airport. What's less clear is why.
Hartman has continued to make headlines since February after she attempted three times to board a plane to Hawaii without a ticket. One time, she even came close to getting to the Aloha State when she piggybacked her way through security and boarded a Hawaii-bound plane. She was booted from the plane after a paying passenger found her in their seat and alerted authorities.
A few days later, she was found again at SFO but this time she had a discarded boarding pass she was hoping to use. Police arrested her and the court ordered her to stay away from SFO unless she had a ticket to fly -- one that was paid for.
Oddly enough, Hartman's run-in with the cops didn't deter her; she was spotted three more times at the airport in violation of her court order. Twice she was found in the food court and another time she was found at the baggage claim.
San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe has tried to cut Hartman some slack, letting her out of jail for time served and putting her on probation. But even after that, Hartman on Monday went back to SFO where she was arrested again and charged with trespassing.
"Detectives interviewed her in pretty good detail and there was no evidence of mental illness," Wagstaffe told us. "She's not delusional, she's not confrontational, this is not a woman who says 'I know what the law is but I'm going to gonna violate it anyway.' There's no anger expressed. It causes me to have concern about why she keeps coming back."More »