Woman seen on video tossing chair from Toronto condo identified by police
Toronto police say they have identified the woman from a now-viral video that appears to show her throwing a chair off a condo balcony dangerously close to the Gardiner Expressway.
Const. David Hopkinson confirmed to Global News on Tuesday that police have identified the woman but would not be releasing her name at this time.
He said officers have contacted her and told her to get herself a lawyer and turn herself in so that she can be interviewed by authorities.
On Monday, a video began circulating on social media that appears to show a woman dressed in black pants, a black leather coat and black high heels tossing the chair over the balcony which is several storeys high. The video ends before you see where the chair lands.
Hopkinson said he was “outraged” when he first saw the video and that police had started their investigation into the incident on Sunday.
He confirmed the incident allegedly occurred on Saturday at around 10 a.m in the Harbour and York streets area.
Hopkinson also said police identified other objects that were allegedly thrown off the balcony, including a second chair. He said it was fortunate that the objects landed in front of the condo entrance and that no one was injured.
“If anybody had been walking underneath or entering the condo, the injuries from this would have been very serious,” Hopkinson said on Monday.
Earlier reports suggested the woman was staying in an Airbnb rental in the building. On Tuesday, a spokesperson told Global News in a statement that they are “outraged by the blatant disregard for community safety on display in the video.”
They said they are investigating as to whether or not any Airbnb guests were involved and that they would suspend any accounts involved.
In addition, the spokesperson said they have “reached out proactively to Toronto police” to offer support or any assistance they need in their investigation.
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