Alleged MacDill trespasser once spent weekend in lawmaker’s office


Remember that serial trespasser plaguing security forces at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.?

Turns out this isn’t the first time the alleged offender has been accused of sneaking onto federal property and staying awhile. A decade ago, 50-year-old Suzanne M. Jensen was charged with holing up in the unlocked office of a U.S. congressman for the weekend, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Jensen, who entered the office of Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., on a Friday went unnoticed and undisturbed for two days. That Sunday afternoon, a staffer tried to get in, the paper reported. The woman had locked the door.

Capitol police charged Jensen with unlawful entry.

In the latest case, Jensen, who is homeless, is charged with sneaking onto MacDill four times since October. During the first alleged incident, a retired Air Force officer found a woman on his boat docked at the marina with the ignition keys in her hands. She jumped overboard and remained elusive during a six-hour search that included police dogs and an air unit, the paper reported last month.

Authorities became suspicious when somebody reported a drenched woman at a base restaurant. Jensen was issued a warning and told not to return.

But officials say she did — three more times.

A federal judge this week ordered a competency hearing for Jensen, the Tampa Bay Times reported. She’s scheduled to return to court Aug. 21.


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