Woman filmed throwing chair off balcony onto busy street now facing charges

Frederick Owens
February 14, 2019

Police issued a call for the public to help identify Zoia who is shown throwing a chair - which misses the Gardiner Expressway and hits the street below - over a balcony.

Zoia is charged with mischief endangering life, mischief endangering property and common nuisance.

The woman will have a chance to tell her side of the story before police decide whether to charge her, Hopkinson said.

Police said on Tuesday that her identity was already known to them, and that they urged her to contact a lawyer and turn herself in.

A viral video shot from the apartment balcony shows Zoia throwing one of the chairs, which plummets to the street below.

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This is not amusing, I hope she gets caught!???? Police said other items were tossed off the balcony as well. Mayor John Tory told the media that the suspect's actions demonstrated "idiotic behavior".

"(She had) no regard for anybody that might be passing underneath", Const. David Hopkinson said, adding that the area is often filled with tourists and pedestrians. This being a case where no one was injured, we didn't have any public safety concerns.

"It was not just a lark gone bad". CTV News cites a law enforcement source saying that the chair was recovered close to the building's entrance and was damaged "almost beyond recognition".

Airbnb responded in a statement.

'I just hope that people take from the example the consequences that will befall this woman. "It was grossly irresponsible behaviour that could have caused serious injury and death". "We are investigating whether any Airbnb guests were involved and we will be suspending any guest accounts that appear to be connected to this incident".

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