Published: Thu, February 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Woman threw chairs off 45th-floor balcony onto busy highway

Woman threw chairs off 45th-floor balcony onto busy highway

Charges have been laid against the woman who police say was seen on a viral video throwing a chair over a downtown Toronto balcony.

Marcella Zoia, 19, surrendered herself to Toronto police on Wednesday, CBC News reported and is slated to appear in court in Toronto later Wednesday.

The woman wanted for a Mischief - Endanger Life investigation after throwing a chair from a downtown condo balcony surrendered to authorities this morning.

Jenna Periti, who has known Zoia from the time they attended St. Elizabeth Catholic High School, in Thornhill called her a smart girl and said the video "does not do her justice".

On Tuesday, police urged the woman to turn herself in, saying that they now knew her identity.

A woman is in custody after being accused of throwing a chair off of a high-rise apartment balcony on the morning of February 9 in Toronto. "I hope they would've concluded that earlier on".

"We will just take this through the proper course, through the right channels and we'll go from there".

Neighbors told CTV that the apartment where the chair was thrown from is used as a short-term rental unit. "This is irresponsible behavior that is unacceptable", Toronto's mayor, John Tory, said.

The chairs landed near the front entrance of the towering condo, but there were no reports of injuries. "It was grossly irresponsible behavior that could have caused serious injury and death", he added.

"We see people coming in. and out every weekend and it's never the same people", one man, who didn't want to be identified, told CTV Toronto.

"We are outraged by the blatant disregard for community safety on display in the video", said spokesman Ben Breit. "We will be suspending any guest's accounts that appear to be connected to this incident".

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