WOMAN KEEPS TRYING TO FLY WITHOUT A TICKET
(P2) The 64-year-old is WELL-KNOWN to LAW ENFORCEMENT for attempting to board airplanes without tickets. She has repeatedly been accused of trying to board flights from San Francisco to Florida to Arizona and more.
(P4) Her device ALERTED the Cook County Sheriff’s Office that she was at O’Hare. Chicago police officers found her at the airport’s bus shuttle center and arrested her.
(P5) Hartman is accused of violating her probation for being at the airport and has not been accused or charged for attempting to unlawfully board a plane, officials said.
(P6) She is currently being held at Cook County Jail in Chicago.
(P7) Hartman made national news in 2014 when she was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport for successfully boarding a flight from Mineta San Jose International Airport without a ticket.
(P9) Hartman refused to give details regarding how she was able to slip through security.
(P10) “I don’t think it’s wise to say how I got through,” she said in 2014.
(P11) “I want to go with a paid ticket. … I want to do everything legal,” Hartman said then.
(P12) “It was clearly wrong on my part. … It was stupid and it is something I don’t want to repeat.”
(P13) She was caught again at the beginning of 2015 in Florida.
If you found the passage difficult to read or had problems understanding specific words or idiomatic expressions, please discuss them with your tutor. The following discussion questions should be answered in your own words and with your own arguments.
- Briefly summarize the content of the article in your own words.
- Why does this woman, Marilyn Hartman, keep breaking the law? Do you think she has a mental illness?
- Should she be put in prison? Is she dangerous?
- Airport security has been TIGHTENED in recent years because of concerns about TERRORISM. Has it ever taken you a long time to get through airport security?
- Do you enjoy flying, or is just a way to get from one place to another?
EXPRESSIONS TO PRACTICE:
What do the following expressions mean? Practice using each expression in a sentence; extra points if you can use it in conversation.
- Law enforcement
- Electronic monitoring device
- No contest