As the media attention peaked, Ferrell said it was too much. She had lost her job, was being harassed and said it was time to clean up her record. She said she had been talking to the Salt Lake City police and decided in May it was time to turn herself in.
But instead of going to the New York police, she got on a bus and went to Philadelphia.
"I thought it might slow the media down," she said. "But you guys are crazy. You'll go anywhere."
When she gets out of jail, Ferrell hopes -- if her probation allows it -- to eventually return to New York.
"If there is anywhere that can forgive," she said, "it would be New York."