A woman who stowed away on a flight to
Marilyn Hartman, 62, pleaded guilty earlier this month to violating her probation and was sentenced to 177 days in jail.
The Daily Breeze reported Saturday that Hartman was released after three days, with L.A. County Sheriff's Department officials citing jail overcrowding.
The Times reported Sunday that, because of overcrowding, female inmates in L.A. County are often released after serving as little as 5% of their sentences.
Though Hartman garnered national headlines after arriving at LAX on a
According to San Mateo County court records and news reports, Hartman had made at least half a dozen attempts to fly out of San Francisco International Airport without a ticket. Twice she was stopped before boarding a plane but on the third attempt, she made it aboard. Only when a passenger pointed out she was in that person's seat was she caught and arrested.
Hartman was given a short jail stint and ordered to stay away from the San Francisco airport if she didn't have a ticket, but police arrested her three more times on airport property.
Then on Aug. 4, Hartman appeared at Mineta San Jose International Airport and managed to board a Southwest Airlines flight to Los Angeles, where she was arrested on suspicion of trespassing.
Hartman pleaded guilty Aug. 6. She was given 24 months' probation and ordered to stay away from LAX if she didn't have a ticket. She told reporters she was going to follow the law and was going to take a bus home.