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Stowaway, 62, Arrested Again Just Hours After Being Released, Police Say

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Repeat stowaway Marilyn Hartman was arrested again Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport.

The 62-year-old had just been let out of LAX police custody on Wednesday afternoon after she was caught flying without a ticket on Monday.

Hartman has a history of trying to board planes, though Monday's arrest was the first time she had successfully been able to fly without a ticket.

The details of her latest arrest have not been released. Los Angeles Airport police confirmed to ABC that she had been arrested again Thursday and said they would address the issue later in the day.

She was charged with misdemeanor trespassing following her Monday flight on a Southwest plane from San Jose to Los Angeles.

Hartman has had at least five incidents in San Mateo County in the past six months, but part of the reason why she was not caught on Monday is because the San Jose airport staff did not recognize her, authorities said.

Hartman had been caught repeatedly trying to board flights at San Francisco's international airport without a ticket -- but airport staff has been able to quickly pick her out when she is spotted making her way from the food court to security screenings, authorities said.

Prosecutors described her at a May court hearing as having a major mental illness, though no official diagnosis has been publicly released.

"Does she have a mental illness? She might, but she doesn't have what is defined as a major mental illness," San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told ABC on Wednesday.

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