Journalist Turns Self In to Toronto Cops, Charged with Mischief for Throwing Beer at Orioles Outfielder

The Associated Press

A man identified by the Toronto police as the culprit who threw a beer at Baltimore outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during Tuesday night’s American League wild-card game turned himself in on Thursday and has been charged with mischief.

Ken Pagan, an employee for Postmedia, contacted the cops on Wednesday evening and showed up at the police station on Thursday morning after an in-stadium surveillance video allegedly exposed Pagan as the alleged beer can thrower.

ESPN reported that although the police “are confident” they positively identified the 41-year-old copy editor as the suspect, Pagan hinted that the police may be wrong when he told the Toronto Sun, which is owned by Postmedia, that he drinks beer “out of a cup.” Ironically, Pagan’s employer had offered a $1,000 reward to catch the can-throwing culprit.

Pagan’s lawyer, Tyler Smith, said his client will wait until court to set the record straight. Toronto police have not commented on the conflicting interpretations of the incident, reported Deadspin.

Commissioner Rob Manfred said that the Toronto Blue Jays are the only ballpark that allows beer cans to be served and has talked to the Jays previously about banning them from the seats at Rogers Centre.

The Blue Jays went on to win the game 5-2, eliminating the Orioles from advancing further in the AL playoffs.


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