Officials think woman boarded Southwest flight as a stowaway because she was lonely

Officials think woman boarded Southwest flight as a stowaway because she was lonely
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Authorities believe a woman who made her way onto a Los Angeles-bound plane without a ticket and was arrested as a stowaway likely took the flight because she was lonely.

On Monday night, officials say Marilyn Hartman, 62, went to Mineta San Jose International Airport and walked past the first TSA checkpoint when the agent was distracted. From there, she allegedly went through screening and then boarded Southwest Flight 3785 to L.A. She was arrested an hour later when the plane landed at LAX; during the flight, the cabin crew did a count of the passengers and discovered the extra person.

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