Cops ‘Confident’ They’ve Correctly Identified Suspect in Jays Beer-Tossing Case

Cops ‘Confident’ They’ve Correctly Identified Suspect in Jays Beer-Tossing Case

By The Canadian Press

Hyun Soo Kim
Baltimore Orioles’ Hyun Soo Kim gets under a fly ball as a beer can sails past him during seventh inning American League wild-card game action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch)

TORONTO – Toronto police say they are confident they’ve identified the correct person as the fan who tossed a beer can at a Baltimore outfielder during Tuesday’s dramatic Blue Jays playoff game.

Police released a photograph of a man on Wednesday evening they allege was the one who threw the tallboy can that narrowly missed Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim.

They did not name the man and have encouraged the individual to turn themselves in.

But late on Wednesday night, a man who said he was the person in the photo came forward and suggested the authorities may have got things wrong.

Ken Pagan, an employee of Postmedia and former Sun media, says he contacted police and identified himself as the person in their photo, but he told the Toronto Sun he was “drinking out of a cup” during the game.

Toronto police say they are working with officials from the Rogers Centre, where the game was held, to further the investigation.

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