Videos uploaded to YouTube depict the incident, in which the woman approaches a stopped police cruiser and proceeds to leap on to the hood and repeatedly stomp on the front windshield.
When another cruiser arrives on the scene, she stomps on its windshield, too. She then walks onto the roof of the car and poses triumphantly on the top as officers and bystanders look on. She breaks through the rear window of the car before climbing down and walking towards a nearby ambulance, where she is restrained by police.
The Toronto Police Service says they were able to diffuse the situation without the use of force.
Police say they responded to the call at an intersection near Finch Ave. and Milady Rd. They described the woman’s condition as “emotionally disturbed.”
“When I arrived on the scene, I observed the female in the middle of the street and she was irate and screaming at surrounding vehicles,” said Const. Christofer Lemieux, the driver of one of the cruisers, in a news release.