The third time wasn’t a charm for Marilyn Jean Hartman and apparently neither was the fourth.
Hartman, the woman who repeatedly appears at San Francisco International Airport in violation of a court-ordered ban, was picked up once again Monday afternoon in the food court bathroom. But this arrest, only days after Hartman settled two pending trespassing cases with a plea deal predicated on up to 60 days jail, could dissolve the promise of that settlement and leave her facing greater time behind bars.
Hartman, 62, was out of custody pending a May sentencing as long as she stayed out of trouble. However, as is becoming her habit, Hartman did not abide by the order and was arrested on suspicion of trespassing and violating a court order. Hartman’s newest arrest also violates her probation imposed for trying three times in February to board Hawaii-bound airplanes without a ticket.
She is scheduled to appear in San Mateo County Superior Court Wednesday.
Hartman’s stretch of airport-related arrests began in February when she was arrested following three attempts within five days to board Hawaii-bound flights without a ticket. The first time she got on board but was discovered when the actual ticket holder arrived at the seat. The next two times, including once when she used a discarded boarding pass, she was stopped at the security gate. After her arrest following the third attempt to sneak through security, Hartman reportedly told authorities she has cancer and wanted to go somewhere warm.
In those cases, Hartman pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts of commercial burglary and received credit for time served along with the order to stay away unless she had a ticket in her own name. On March 18, she was arrested at the food court past the security checkpoint with her probation paperwork in her purse and told the arresting officer she felt safer at the airport than her Third Street apartment in San Francisco. A judge scheduled an Aug. 4 jury trial and let her out of custody. On March 26, she was arrested in the Terminal Three baggage claim and held on $7,500 bail until yesterday’s resolution. When an officer who found her in the baggage claim area questioned if she had a ticket this last time, Hartman reportedly said, “No. I get paid next Tuesday.”
As part of the last plea deal, prosecutors successfully asked a judge to order the Probation Department to complete a pre-sentencing report which is not otherwise mandatory for a misdemeanor conviction. The report will include sentencing recommendations including potentially mental services.
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