62-year-old stowaway caught on plane in LA

LOS ANGELES (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A 62-year-old stowaway has been caught after a plane landed at Los Angeles International Airport.

Police say Marilyn Hartman managed to sneak past security onto a Southwest flight without a ticket at San Jose's Airport Monday night.

A head count during landing revealed Hartman didn't belong.

Police say Hartman has attempted to board flights at San Francisco International Airport at least six times this year without a ticket.

Homeland Security officials are calling the incident a failure by airport security and the airline and a threat to public safety.