A 19-year-old woman charged with throwing a chair off of a balcony in Toronto has surrendered herself to police. The incident shown in an online video has sparked widespread outrage.
Det. Todd Higo said that Zoia was being "cooperative". She also didn't impose stricter bail conditions saying that Zoia has no prior record and is presumed innocent under our justice system.
Her lawyer said that Zoia wishes it never happened, will never do it again, and has faced intense scrutiny since the incident.
The woman will have a chance to tell her side of the story before police decide whether to charge her, Hopkinson said.
Marcella Zoia, 19, of Toronto, was by herself when she walked into 52 division just after 7 a.m. Wednesday.
The chairs reportedly landed near the building's front entrance and there were no reports of injuries.
"I just hope that people take from the example the consequences that will befall this woman". Mayor John Tory told the media that the suspect's actions demonstrated "idiotic behavior". "We will just take this through the proper course, through the right channels and we'll go from there". "It was grossly irresponsible behavior that could have caused serious injury and death", he added.
Airbnb said Wednesday that it has contacted Toronto police and offered its support in the investigation.
Luckily, no one was hurt, despite the evident stupidity and blatant disregard for others that we see in this video.
One resident of the building from which the chair was thrown said she was angry when she learned what happened. "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", said Ben Breit, who works for Airbnb in public affairs.