Woman seen on video tossing chair from Toronto condo surrenders to police

Video of the woman circulated online.
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Video of the woman circulated online. R Toronto /Toronto Sun Postmedia Network

The woman who was allegedly filmed in a video throwing a chair from a balcony onto the Gardiner Expressway over the weekend has surrendered to police.

She is now facing three charges: mischief endangering life, mischief damaging property under $5,000 and common nuisance.

She appeared in a Toronto courtroom in the afternoon where she was granted bail, set at $2,000, and released. She must also not have any contact with the four people who were with her at the time.

"She wished it never happened. Of course she would never wish that anybody be hurt", her lawyer, Gregory Leslie, said. He said he would have discussions with the prosecution and the case might not go to trial.

Det. Todd Higo said Marcella Zoia turned herself and would appear in court later Wednesday.

Justice Rebecca Rutherford also ordered Zoia to obey her mom's rules and routine.

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

The incident is believed to have taken place on Saturday morning. They say the chair landed in front of the building, and there were no reports of injuries.

Contacted for a statement, Airbnb said it was looking into whether any Airbnb guests were involved. The suspect was staying at the home as part of an Airbnb rental. "We'll see how this works, but that's a long way down the road", Leslie said. "This is irresponsible behavior that is unacceptable", Toronto's mayor, John Tory, said.

"This was not just something that was sort of a lark gone bad", he said.

"I think it's a good thing that she turned herself in, but it doesn't change the apparent irresponsible behaviour", he said at an unrelated event Tuesday.

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