Woman who threw chair from high-rise balcony surrenders to police


According to police, on Sunday, February 10, officers commenced an investigation into a mischief incident that occurred in the Harbour Street and York Street area after a video surfaced on social media showing a woman throwing a chair off a Toronto condo building.

She was by herself when she walked into a Toronto Police Department just after 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Even if it was a random act, the woman could still be charged with mischief endangering life, Hopkinson said.

She will appear in court, at College Park, on Wednesday, February 13, in room 505.

A photo posted online showed two mangled chairs resembling the one in the video sitting on a sidewalk. "I hope they would've concluded that earlier on". "We want to give her the opportunity to speak to her lawyer and then come in on her own volition", Const. David Hopkinson, a spokesman for the Toronto police, told CBC.

While no one was hurt, someone could very easily have been hit, said Hopkinson, calling throwing the chair "very callous" due to the apparent disregard.

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Toronto Mayor John Tory condemned the alleged actions, saying they can't be tolerated.

Police said the apartment the furniture was allegedly tossed from was being used as a "short-term rental property" but could not say which company it was rented through.

The chairs landed near the front entrance of the towering condo, but there were no reports of injuries.

"This was not just something that was sort of a lark gone bad", he said. It was grossly irresponsible behavior that could have caused serious injury and death'.

"It's clear Ms. Zoia is the one who threw the chair", said Leslie.

Contacted for a statement, Airbnb said it was looking into whether any Airbnb guests were involved.