Woman charged for allegedly tossing chair over condo balcony

A 19-year-old woman accused of tossing a chair off a condo balcony in downtown Toronto has been charged after surrendering to police on Wednesday.

Marcella Zoia was charged with mischief endangering life, mischief damaging property under $5,000 and common nuisance. She is expected to appear in a Toronto courtroom on Wednesday.

Zoia surrendered on Wednesday morning at Toronto Police Service’s 52 Division, at about 7 a.m. ET, says Const. David Hopkinson.

On the weekend, a widely shared video surfaced on social media that shows a blond woman, dressed in black, tossing a chair from a highrise building. Police believe it occurred Saturday around 10 a.m. at a condo in the Harbour and York streets area, which overlooks the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard.

On Tuesday, police made a public appeal for the woman to surrender, saying they knew her identity. Police said no one was injured in the tossing incident.

“Once we had known who she was, investigators reached out to her and they started to make arrangements for her to turn herself in. We want to give her the opportunity to speak to her lawyer and then come in on her own volition,” Hopkinson said.

“It’s the best for everyone. This being a case where no one was injured, we didn’t have any public safety concerns. It gave us leeway to try and treat her in the best possible way. And that’s what has happened.

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