Man pleads guilty to tossing beer can onto field at Jays game
TORONTO – A man accused of tossing a beer can towards a Baltimore outfielder during a Blue Jays playoff game has pleaded guilty to mischief under $5,000. Defence lawyer Tyler Smith says a pre-sentence report has been ordered and Ken Pagan is to return to court on June 28.
Pagan was charged with mischief last October after surrendering at a police detachment in downtown Toronto.
A can thrown from the stands at a Jays game on Oct. 4 narrowly missed Baltimore Orioles player Hyun Soo Kim as he made a catch.
The toss triggered a social media frenzy as many analyzed photographs and video footage from the game to figure out where the can had come from.
Toronto police released a photograph of a person they called an “unsportsmanlike fan” as they investigated the throw, and Pagan confirmed to The Canadian Press at the time he was the person in the picture distributed by authorities.