Woman who allegedly tossed chair over balcony surrenders to police


A woman accused of tossing a chair off a condo balcony in downtown Toronto has turned herself in, police say.

The woman surrendered on Wednesday morning. Police have not released her name or age. No charges have been announced.

The woman appeared at Toronto Police Service’s 52 Division at about 7 a.m., according to Staff Sgt. Ron Boyce.

Her surrender comes after a video surfaced on social media on the weekend that shows a blond woman, dressed in black, tossing a chair from a highrise building.

On Monday, police made a public appeal for the woman to surrender, saying they knew her identity.

The chair is seen fluttering in the wind as it makes it way down towards the highway. (Lisa Calderon/Facebook )

The video was shared widely on social media.

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. 

They said two chairs, among other items, were thrown over the balcony. Police are still looking for the person who videotaped the chair throwing.

There was outrage over the possibility the tossed objects could have injured someone or caused an accident, as the expressway is right below.

On Monday, Const. David Hopkinson, spokesperson for the Toronto police, said he obtained a copy of the video on Sunday and police began to investigate the next day. 

In a news release, police had said it was a mischief-endangering life investigation.

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.

Police said they received a flurry of emails from members of the public with information about the woman.


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