Every since 9/11, airport security has been a prominent issue, and with good reason. No one wants to see a repeat of what happened that day, and ever since security has been beefed up to the point where getting through airport security can become somewhat of an ordeal for a lot of people. Airports and airlines have implemented a number of policy changes aimed at making sure that an airplane can never again be hijacked, but what does it say about security when a random senior citizen can routinely stowaway on flights? Especially when she is already well known to authorities.
Sixty-six-year-old Marilyn Jean Hartman was recently arrested at London, England's Heathrow Airport after she stowed away on an international flight originating out of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
She was arrested and immediately sent back to the U.S., but this is only the latest instance in a history of illegally boarding flights for the senior citizen. She has successfully managed to make it to her destinations several times, and has also been arrested in airports during her brazen attempts.