WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Authorities say a 62-year-old woman successfully flew on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket. }}" />

   
 
 
Woman Arrested After Taking Southwest Alrines Flight To LA

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 8/7/2014

Authorities say a 62-year-old woman successfully flew on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to Los Angeles without a ticket. The TSA confirms its agents screened and allowed Marilyn Hartman onto the flight to L-A-X. This time, 62-year-old Marilyn Hartman took flight and made it to Los Angeles. Southwest Airlines conducted a head count after the plane was in the air and she was arrested in Los Angeles. "She should never have gotten on that plane." Congressman Eric Swalwell says Mineta San Jose Airport security told him she bypassed a document checker while he was examining a family's boarding passes. "And then kind of pulled the same stunt at the gate before getting on the plane," Swalwell says. "Found a family and then went around." Swalwell is also on the Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee. "Certainly two incidents of unticketed passengers getting on a plane at San Jose within the last four months is concerning," Swalwell says. Swalwell called for improved perimeter security after a 15-year-old boy climbed a fence at Mineta San Hose and survived a flight to Hawaii in the wheel well of a plane. Swalwell says the TSA agents need more training. "The passenger was screened by TSA for any prohibited items," says Rosemary Barnes, spokesperson for Mineta San Jose Airport. "It's really important to point that out. And public safety was not compromised in any way." TSA says it's already making adjustments. Meanwhile, Congressman Swalwell says he'll be working in Washington to make sure this doesn't happen again.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The ninth annual Make a Difference food drive is underway. Full Story
Image1 The Richland County Clerk of Court auto title office will close Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 2:30 p.m. It will be closed all day Thursday, Oct. 30. The office will reopen Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 a.m. Full Story
 
Image1 An explosion rocks Major Metals Company outside of Bellville Thursday afternoon. Full Story
Image1 Standing room only at Lexington School's Board of Education meeting Wednesday night. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Lex Teachers Make a Statement at Board Meeting

Richland Newhope Honors Local Businesses And Employees

Congressman Jordan Watches Ebola Patient Care Preparations

Newhope superintendent named interim Crawford DD leader

Family Life Counseling Opens Office In Shelby

Benefit will be held for woman in need of lung transplant

More News