Woman in chair-throwing video identified, Toronto police say

Blanche Robertson
February 13, 2019

Toronto police say they've identified a woman who allegedly threw a chair from the balcony of a downtown highrise.

Her unsafe prank was caught on camera and posted online, where it has been viewed more than 700,000 times. The chair plummets dozens of storeys towards the Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Blvd.

Internet sleuths had been trying to track down the woman since Monday.

On Monday, a video began circulating on social media that appears to show a woman dressed in black trousers, a black leather coat and black high heels tossing the chair over the balcony which is several storeys high.

The video was then uploaded to Facebook, where it went viral and caught the attention of local authorities.

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The investigation is now classified as a "mischief investigation, endangering life".

Const. David Hopkinson says they've been in touch with the woman and are arranging for her to turn herself in.

They have not released or identity or her hometown.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or online.

Police have described the incident as "outrageous". Police are also looking for the person who videotaped the chair throwing.

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