Overwhelming peer pressure led a young woman to throw a chair over a high-rise balcony down to Maple Leaf Square in Toronto.

Handcuffs

Handcuffs

Marcella Christianna Zoia, 19 - who is a dental hygenist student - was released on bail after Toronto Police charged her with mischief endangering life, mischief damage to property valued under $5,000, and being a common nuisance.

Greg Leslie, her lawyer, said his client had made a ''momentary lapse in judgement'' when she threw the chair over the 55 Bremner Blvd. balcony.

Greg told the Toronto Sun newspaper: ''It's clear Ms. Zoia is the one who threw the chair.

''This is not a case whereby we don't know who did it. It was absolutely peer pressure and a momentary lapse in judgement.''