Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Suspect in chair-throwing video turns herself in

Suspect in chair-throwing video turns herself in

Toronto police say a woman recorded on video appearing to throw a chair off a condo balcony and onto a highway below has turned herself in.

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

After a brief appearance in court this afternoon, Toronto's alleged chair thrower Marcella Zoia has been released on $2000 bail with a court date set for March.

She will appear in court, at College Park, on Wednesday, February 13, in room 505. Police said other items were tossed off the balcony as well. While the video ends before the chair hits the ground, police said the chair was found damaged "almost beyond recognition" at the entrance of a nearby building. This being a case where no one was injured, we didn't have any public safety concerns.

Toronto police said a suspect was taken into custody upon showing up at the police station Wednesday morning.


Zoia was charged with "mischief endangering life, mischief damaging property under $5,000 and common nuisance", the media outlet reported.

Police said tips on social media helped investigators identify the woman in the video, which they described as "very callous". "They will give her an opportunity to tell her side of the story and then they'll decide on what charges are warranted", Const. David Hopkinson told CityNews.

"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.

In a statement released late Tuesday, Airbnb said it would look into whether any of its users were involved in the incident.

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