We’re flattered that someone would go out of their way to make sure they made it to Austin to attend SXSW. But, this story is a little out of the ordinary:
“Catherine Chow is facing federal charges of stowing away on a plane to get to South by Southwest.
According to jail documents, when the 33-year-old clothing designer couldn’t get on the full plane from the standby list, she snuck past gate agents at St. Louis airport and hid in the bathroom of the 50-passenger jet.
So, instead of being greeted by music when landing, she met up with airport police. When arrested, the cops say they found marijuana and prescription drugs illegally on her. She’s now facing charges of possession of marijuana, possession of a dangerous drug and stowing away.
Apparently she didn’t mean any harm. She just wanted to meet up with friends in Austin and enjoy South by Southwest.”