Ken Pagan: Journalist identified as beer-throwing suspect
Ken Pagan, a desk editor with Postmedia Network, has been identified by The Toronto Sun as the man sought out by police in connection with the beer-tossing incident at Tuesday’s Blue Jays game.
The Toronto Sun, which is also owned by Postmedia, issued a $1,000 reward to anyone able to identify the man who police allege threw the can at Orioles left fielder Hyun Soo Kim.
Pagan reportedly told Postmedia the police may have the incident wrong but declined to speak directly to the occurrence on advice of his lawyer.
“I was drinking out of a cup,” Pagan reportedly told Postmedia, according to The Sun.
He went on to reportedly say Twitter photos with a cup in his hand. “I’d love to tell you what happened and my story … but I can’t say anything.”
Pagan also said he had spoken with police and made arrangements to turn himself in, according to The Sun.
With the score tied 2-2 in the seventh inning of the AL wild-card game, Jays pinch hitter Melvin Upton Jr. flied out to deep left field. But as Baltimore Orioles left fielder Hyun Soo Kim made the catch, he narrowly avoided being struck in the head by a beer can.
Laura F. Nixon