Friday, 15 February, 2019

Viral-video teen arrested for hurling chairs off Toronto tower’s 45th floor

Woman seen on video tossing chair from Toronto condo surrenders to police Woman accused of throwing a chair off downtown Toronto balcony turns herself in
Melinda Barton | 14 February, 2019, 09:33

Detective Todd Higo said Marcella Zoia would appear in court later Wednesday. Nobody was injured as a result of the of the chair throwing.

The incident shown in an online video, captioned "Good morning", sparked widespread outrage.

On Tuesday, Toronto police said they identified the woman seen tossing a chair off a downtown condominium balcony, believed to be some 40 storeys up.

The incident allegedly occurred on Saturday, February 9 at 10 am, when a woman threw a chair and other items off of a balcony located on a very high floor.

A source had told CityNews the woman has a criminal history and police have been in touch with her. Officers were giving her about 24 hours to turn herself in.

Neighbours have said the unit was used as a short-term rental.

On Monday, police asked the public for help identifying the woman, saying they were investigating the incident as a case of mischief endangering life.

Toronto police have charged 19-year-old Marcella Zoia of Toronto with mischief endangering life, mischief damage to property, and common nuisance.

The chairs reportedly landed near the building's front entrance and there were no reports of injuries.

A flurry of emails, calls, and other information came through shortly after the video was published, helping police determine who the woman was.

Airbnb responded in a statement.

The company said it has no evidence that the woman was an Airbnb user but it has suspended the account of a guest with a reservation at that building pending further review. "This is irresponsible behavior that is unacceptable". It was grossly irresponsible behavior that could have caused serious injury and death'.