Police identify woman seen on video tossing chair over condo balcony

Clay Curtis
February 13, 2019

Toronto police say they have identified the woman shown in a video of a chair being thrown from a downtown condominium balcony.

He declined to release the woman's name or age, but told CBC Toronto: "We are in the midst of contacting her and giving her an opportunity to consult a lawyer and turn herself in".

Hopkinson confirmed police have spoken with the woman or someone acting as her representative.

The video, which appears to be shot on Snapchat with the caption "Good morning", shows the woman standing on a condo balcony on York Street as she holds a chair, and throws it onto the busy Toronto highway. The chair plummets dozens of storeys towards the Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Blvd.

Police have not publicly named the woman, who allegedly threw several items including two chairs from a high-rise on Bremner Boulevard.

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The items landed near the entrance to a condo building, police said.

Hopkinson said he was "outraged" when he first saw the video and that police had started their investigation into the incident on Sunday.

Police have described the incident as "outrageous".

"When you look at this video, anybody would look at it and think this is very, very unsafe".

"People can stop calling now", Hopkinson said.

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