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Woman charged with sneaking onto Air Force base

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Posted at 7:27 AM, Jul 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-11 03:29:18-04

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson wants to know how a homeless woman was able to sneak into MacDill Air Force Base four times.

The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/12m2mvw ) first reported the incidents. A spokesman for Nelson says the senator has asked the Air Force for an explanation and a briefing on base security.

Suzanne Jensen told officials she sneaked onto the base by turning a garbage can upside down and climbing a wall. Records show she stayed on the base for days at a time.

Jensen was cited by MacDill officials and charged with four trespassing counts and possession of a stolen military ID.

She also pleaded guilty in August 2012 after trespassing at Fort Myer in Virginia and was charged with two federal trespass counts in North Carolina in 2007.