Woman turns herself in after chair-throwing video goes viral

Saul Bowman
February 15, 2019

She will appear in court, at College Park, on Wednesday, February 13, in room 505.

This morning she actually turned herself in to the police and was held for questioning and charged with mischief endangering life, mischief endangering property under $5000, and common nuisance.

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

Police believe the chair-throwing incident occurred Saturday around 10 a.m. ET at a condo in the Harbour and York streets area, which overlooks the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard.

The Toronto police have thanked the public for their assistance identifying the woman.

Video of the woman circulated online. "Of course, she would never wish anybody would be hurt".

Speaking after his client's bail hearing, lawyer Greg Leslie said the woman had a "momentary lapse in judgment" when she pitched a chair over the 55 Bremner Blvd. balcony.


The items, which police said were thrown from a "very high floor" in the building, landed in front of the entrance to the condo, police said.

Zoia reportedly turned herself in early Wednesday morning.

Leslie said the police are continuing their investigation into the incident.

And that's what has happened, ' police spokesman David Hopkinson told CBC.

Toronto Mayor John Tory condemned the alleged actions, saying they can't be tolerated. "It was grossly irresponsible behaviour that could have caused serious injury and death". "I hope they would've concluded that earlier on".

"We remain outraged by the blatant disregard for community safety on display in the video", Breit said. "We have no evidence at this time to suggest that the accused has ever been an Airbnb user, but we have suspended the account of a guest with a reservation at the building pending further review".

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