THIS is the shocking moment an Instagram model throws chairs from the 45th floor of a skyscraper in Toronto – narrowly missing cars and passersby below.
Marcella Zoia, 19, turned herself in to police in Canada on Wednesday after footage of the idiotic stunt was uploaded on social media.
Zoia posted a series of snaps on Instagram following her arrest[/caption]
The thoughtless teen allegedly chucked two chairs from the balcony as morning rush-hour traffic sped by below.
She has been charged with endangering life, mischief endangering property and common nuisance.
Toronto mayor John Tory said: “I just hope that people take from the example the consequences that will befall this woman.
“This is irresponsible behaviour that is unacceptable.
“It was not just a lark gone bad.
“It was grossly irresponsible behaviour that could have caused serious injury and death.”
Zoia – who describes herself as an “influencer” on Instagram – is believed to have thrown the chairs at around 10am on Saturday morning.
The furniture reportedly landed near the front entrance of the building and there were no reports of any injuries.
It is believed that the flat was being rented from short-term letting site Airbnb.
The company said in a statement: “We remain outraged by the blatant disregard for community safety on display in the video.
“We have no evidence at this time to suggest that the accused has ever been an Airbnb user, but we have suspended the account of a guest with a reservation at the building pending further review.”
An Instagram page apparently linked to Zoia posted an apology that read: “I apologise to everyone offended by my actions.
“I truly regret it and I will take responsibility.”
It added: “Nobody was hurt I was intoxicated stop harassing me I thought Canadians were nice but that’s not true and it’s so f****** cold I’m out of here # canadiansgottachill”.
The bio section reads: “Influencer and Pro Chair-Thrower Living life to the fullest”.
Police had appealed to the public for information on the suspect.
Spokesman David Hopkinson said cops were able to make contact with Zoia to get her to hand herself in voluntarily.
He told CBC: “This being a case where no one was injured, we didn’t have any public safety concerns.
“It gave us leeway to try and treat her in the best possible way, and that’s what has happened.”
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After a brief court appearance, Zoia was released on CAN$2,000 (£1,174) bail on Wednesday and will appear in court again on 22 March.
Greg Leslie, Zoia’s lawyer, said: “She is embarrassed by what happened. She wished it never happened.
“Of course, she would never wish anyone would be hurt.”
Leslie added that he is in discussions with prosecutors to potentially avoid the case going to trial.
Marcella, 19, handed herself into police on Wednesday[/caption]
The Instagram model said that she regretted what she did – but that her critics need to ‘chill’[/caption]
The teenager has been released on bail ahead of her next court date on 22 March[/caption]
Zoia posted an apology on her Instagram account[/caption]
Zoia appeared to blame alcohol for the stunt – and said that she feels ‘harassed’[/caption]
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