MacDill AFB intruder freed after guilty plea
TAMPA, Fla. (TBO.com) - The woman who sneaked onto MacDill Air Force Base four times between Oct. 1, 2012, and Jan. 4, 2013, is a free woman after pleading guilty to four counts of illegally entering a military facility and one count of illegally using a military ID badge.
Suzanne Jensen, 50, pleaded guilty Jan. 31 to all five counts against her and was released Feb. 4 because she was incarcerated longer than her sentence, which was six months and three days, according to court records.
Jensen, who began sneaking onto military bases in 2003, has had delusions of being asecret agent, her mother, Karla Straube, said.
“I don’t know where she is,” Straube said. “I don’t know anything. All I know is that she has been released.”
Straube said her daughter has not been in touch with her since being released.
“She has severe mental health problems,” Straube said. “I didn’t create it, I can’t change it and I can’t control it, It is a difficult situation, but I am managing.”
The intrusions into MacDill, which included at least two cases in which Jensen said she scaled fences, prompted a review of security procedures, according to a base spokesman.
In July, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson conducted a review of security procedures at MacDill. After meeting with base leaders, Nelson said he was satisfied MacDill was safe.
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