October 14, 2015 9:54 am
Updated: October 14, 2015 9:56 am

Toronto police respond to call of man asking to be jailed to watch Jays game

A file photo of a Toronto police cruiser.

Jeremy Cohn / File / Global News

TORONTO – If you thought going to jail would give you permission to watch the Blue Jays game on television, think again.

But that was one man’s reasoning after police responded to a call in the St. James Town area of downtown Toronto Wednesday morning.

Toronto police sent out a tweet advising the public that an individual had been “asking to go to jail so he can watch the game.”

But after arriving on scene, police said officers were unable to locate a complainant.

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Still, police said the act of being jailed to watch the game is futile since holding cells aren’t equipped with televisions.

Instead of being imprisoned, those wishing to catch the game are being advised to watch it for free at Nathan Phillips Square.

The city has set up a viewing area during the Jays’ playoff run with a large screen.

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The unofficial meeting ground has since been nicknamed the Bird’s Nest.

The Blue Jays take on the Texas Rangers in Game 5 of the best-of-five series Wednesday at 4:07 p.m. ET.

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