The fan Toronto police tapped as the man who tossed a beer that nearly hit Baltimore Orioles left fielder Hyun Soo Kim in Tuesday’s American League wild-card game was identified as a journalist.
Ken Pagan, a desk editor at Postmedia Network, was named as the alleged beer tosser by The Toronto Sun, a newspaper that is owned by the Canadian news media company. Pagan told The Toronto Sun that he had spoken with police and plans to turn himself into authorities.
The photo police put on social media that showed him around the time of the incident was of Pagan, but he hinted in an interview with the newspaper that authorities may have the wrong guy.
“I was drinking out of a cup,” Pagan said. “I’d love to tell you what happened and my story ... but I can’t say anything.”
Pagan said he was advised by his lawyer not to go into detail about the incident.
Earlier Wednesday, police asked the fan who tossed the can of beer to turn himself in. The can that was thrown nearly hit Kim as he fielded a fly ball in seventh inning in a game the Blue Jay won, 5-2, in 11 innings at Rogers Centre.
“The Toronto Blue Jays would like to express our extreme disappointment for the incident that occurred during last night’s American League Wild Card game at Rogers Centre involving an object being thrown onto the field of play,” the Blue Jays said in a statement. “Throughout this season, we have witnessed an incredible level of fan engagement, with a passionate and loyal fan base that extends across Canada.
Statement from the Toronto Blue Jays. pic.twitter.com/Ux7xdI89H6— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) October 5, 2016