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Records: MacDill intruder has record of sneaking onto bases

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Published:   |   Updated: July 10, 2013 at 05:00 PM

The first known instance of Suzanne Jensen trespassing on a military base was Feb. 10, 2003.

She went into a furniture store on Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C. - home of the Joint Special Operations Command and the Green Berets - and spent the night, according to federal court documents.

Jensen, now 50, is the homeless woman charged with trespassing on MacDill Air Force Base four times in three months. She told MacDill Security Force officers she scaled walls twice to get in, one time using a flipped over trash can as a ladder.

Sen. Bill Nelson is asking the Air Force to explain how Jensen was able to evade security and what was done to prevent it from happening again.

Federal documents don't say why Jensen slept in the furniture store on Fort Bragg. But they list her address as a general purpose address at the base.

Three days later, Jensen was found trespassing at Pope Air Force Base, on the same installation as Fort Bragg. The documents don't say why she entered a base facility called The Pope Club, the base officers and non-commissioned officers club.

She was charged with trespassing on a military base in each instance. The charges were dropped four years later by prospectors citing prosecution discretion and "staleness" of the case. The documents offer no explanation.

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