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This article was originally titled “Toronto Police make Showalter-esque mistake in indentifying ALWC beer can tosser.” but has since been edited and change to fit current information. 

On Wednesday, the day after the storied 2016 ALWC game.

Toronto Police took to social media to try and identify an individual who attempted to toss a full beer can at Baltimore Oriole’s outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the 7th inning.

Man Wanted for Beer-Can-Tossing Incident,
Photograph Released

Broadcast time: 18:08
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

52 Division
416-808-5200

Case #: 2016-1772800

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at the Rogers Centre, during a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles, a beer can was tossed from the left-field stands onto the playing field.

Investigators from 52 Division have been working closely with the Rogers Centre to identify the person responsible.

An image of a man, police are alleging to be responsible for this incident, is attached.

Investigators are strongly encouraging this man to seek legal advice and turn himself into police. Anyone with any information on this man, is asked to contact investigators at 52 Division by calling 416-808-5200.

Man Wanted for Beer-Can-Tossing Incident,
Photograph Released

 

Man Wanted for tossing beer can at Rogers Centre

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/36107

 

On the same day – the Toronto Sun promised a $1000 reward for anyone who could help identify the man. A few hours later, the suspect was identified as an employee of PostMedia. Postmedia is a Canadian media company that owns the Toronto Sun.

Man in police photo linked to Blue Jays beer can incident identified as Ken Pagan

The incident involved a partially full can of beer lobbed by a spectator in the seventh inning of the Blue Jays’ extremely tight wild-card showdown against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night.

 

The man in a police photo linked to the beer can incident from last night’s Blue Jays’ wild-card game has been identified by Metro News. He is Ken Pagan, a copy editor at Postmedia’s Hamilton office, a co-worker said.

The Toronto Sun, who are owned and operated by Postmedia, posted an offer for a $1,000 reward for any information leading to identification of the beer thrower.

The ID has since been confirmed by the Toronto Sun, and was previously coroborated by someone working in Postmedia’s Hamilton office, who did not wish to be named.

The incident involved a partially full can of beer lobbed by a spectator in the seventh inning of the Blue Jays’ tight wild-card showdown against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night. The can nearly hit Orioles left-fielder Hyun Soo Kim.

A co-worker who declined to be named said the man rushed out of the office shortly after the photo was released to the public.

Social media was ablaze Tuesday night and Wednesday with speculation on the incident, with many adamant that the thrower was actually a woman.

Managers at Postmedia were contacted and declined to comment.

Pagan has since deleted some of his social media accounts.

SCREENSHOT

http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/10/05/alleged-blue-jays-beer-thrower-identified-ken-pagan.html

As the article mentions, the suspect was originally thought to be a female wearing a white ball cap that was seated a row above and to the right of the suspect. In a high-resolution photos released by the Canadian Press on Tuesday night, it appeared that a ‘gap’ in the crowd was a female spectator ducking from the view of outfielder Adam Jones as he pointed into the crowd.

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Based on this SparkSportz blog and many others – were certain that the suspect was a female spectator wearing a white ball cap, not-visible female in the pictures.

However, with help of a SparkSportz reader – this notion was proven to be wrong and the suspect police are seeking – Ken Pagan, is the actual can tosser.

Here’s the clear evidence.

Wednesday evening the identified suspect made a statement through his lawyer.

A suspect wanted by Toronto police after someone threw a beer can at an Orioles player during the Blue Jays’ do-or-die game against Baltimore is turning himself in, but says he was drinking from a cup.

Ken Pagan, a Postmedia employee, told the Toronto Sun that his lawyer has advised him not to discuss the incident. But he did say an image posted to Twitter shows he was not drinking from a can.

“I was drinking out of a cup,” he said.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/suspect-in-blue-jays-beer-can-toss-says-he-was-drinking-out-of-a-cup-1.3102736

Jays fans are lucky the toss didn’t hit Kim as it would have triggered a serious incident which could have lead to the Jays losing the game prematurely.

Based on the MLB rules if Hyun Soo Kim was hit by the object and caused him not to be able to play the ball, the Orioles could have declared player safety issues caused by the Rogers Center which would have lead to the Blue Jays to forfeit.

They are lucky that didn’t happen. Edwin Encarnacion hit a 3 run homer to end the game in the bottom of the 11th inning.

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