Man pleads guilty to toss­ing beer can onto field at Jays game

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

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.

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