It seems like Toronto’s chair girl has been making the most of her summer, documenting her adventures for her 29,000 Instagram followers to see. However, with her next court appearance just days away, Marcella Zoia may finally have to face the music. Zoia is set to appear at Toronto's Old City Hall this Thursday, Aug. 29.
The 19-year old is facing charges of mischief endangering life, mischief to damage to property over $5000 and common nuisance in connection to the chair-throwing video that went viral earlier this year.
Zoia could face jail time if the Crown elects to proceed by indictment on her mischief to damage property over $5000 charges.
Zoia’s lawyer, Greg Leslie, was initially misquoted by The Toronto Star in a report that stated he expected his client’s charges to be withdrawn. Leslie later told the Star that he is pushing for a “conditional discharge” so Zoia can avoid jail time and a criminal record.
However, according to Leslie, the Crown’s position is that Zoia could face significant jail time for her actions, which Leslie brushed off. Leslie explained that he is aware of the seriousness of his client’s charges but believes it would make the most sense for her to perform community service, which would be “good for her and good for the public.”
Zoia was sought in a police investigation back in February after she was filmed tossing a chair onto the Gardiner Expressway from a high-rise balcony. A video of the incident quickly made waves online, forcing the young woman to turn herself over to authorities.
Narcity has reached out to Greg Leslie for more details and will update the story once we hear back.