Woman charged with throwing chairs from Toronto high-rise balcony

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Marcella Zoia, 19, turned herself in and will appear in court, police said.

A 19-year-old woman is facing charges for allegedly throwing two chairs off a 45th-storey balcony on to a busy street in central Toronto.

The incident was shown in an online video that has sparked widespread outrage.

Detective Todd Higo said Marcella Zoia turned herself in and will appear in court.

A widely viewed video shot from the apartment balcony shows a woman throwing one of the chairs, which plummets to the street below.

Investigators launched a public appeal to identify her.

Zoia is charged with mischief endangering life, mischief endangering property and common nuisance.

The chairs landed near the front entrance of the towering building.

There were no reports of injuries.

Constable David Hopkinson said the apartment was being used as a short-term rental.

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