Toronto police say they now know the identity of the woman caught on video throwing a chair from an upper floor of a downtown condo building, but don’t know her exact whereabouts and want her to surrender.
Police received a “significant amount of information” from the public that helped officers determine the woman’s identity, Const. David Hopkinson of the Toronto Police Service said Tuesday
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.
It’s believed the chair-throwing incident occurred Saturday around 10 a.m. ET at a condo in the area of Harbour and York streets that overlooks the Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard. It was caught on video and shared widely on social media on Monday.
Hopkinson said two chairs, among other items, were thrown over the balcony. Police are also looking for the person who videotaped the chair throwing.
There has been outrage over the possibility the tossed objects could have injured someone or caused an accident, as the expressway is right below.
Hopkinson said he obtained a copy of the video on Sunday and police began to investigate on Monday.