Woman in chair-throwing video granted bail

Clay Curtis
February 14, 2019

Marcella Zoia, 19, surrendered herself to Toronto police on Wednesday, CBC News reported and is slated to appear in court in Toronto later Wednesday.

Police later said that Zoia threw a second chair off the balcony and pictures were circulating showing both heavily mangled and sitting near the entrance of the apartment building. She wishes it never happened. She was released on $2,000 bail and ordered to live with her mother.

Police said they will not release her name until charges are laid.

A video of a Toronto woman throwing a chair onto the Gardiner expressway made the rounds this weekend, prompting outrage and confusion to everyone that saw it.

As part of her conditions, Zoia must reside with a surety - her mother - and can not be in contact with four other people believed to be involved in the incident. "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. "Of course, she would never wish anyone would be hurt", said Greg Leslie, her lawyer.

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

After the video went viral, police asked the woman in the footage to surrender.

"Constable David Hopkinson told the media after the suspect's arrest, "(She had) no regard for anybody that might be passing underneath".

Neighbours told CTV News Toronto that they believed it was being operated as one that day. This is irresponsible behavior that is unacceptable, ' Toronto mayor, John Tory said. "I hope they would've concluded that earlier on". "It was grossly irresponsible behaviour that could have caused serious injury and death".

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