Ken Pagan, suspect who allegedly threw beer can during Blue Jays-Orioles game, leaves Postmedia

Ken Pagan, who is accused of throwing a beer can onto the field during a Blue Jays game, walks into a Toronto police station before being charged with mischief on Oct. 6, 2016. Global News

The man who police say threw a can of beer on the field at the Rogers Centre during the AL wild-card game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles has left his job at Postmedia, a spokeswoman confirmed.

Postmedia communications manager Georgia Sourtzis would not say if Ken Pagan was fired or if he resigned.

“We don’t discuss employee details,” Sourtzis said in a brief statement Monday.

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Tyler Smith, Pagan’s lawyer, declined to comment when contacted by Global News.

Pagan worked as a sports copy editor at the organization’s Hamilton office.

He was charged with one count of mischief on Oct. 6 after surrendering to police. He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 24.

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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 analysed photographs and video footage from the game to figure out where the can had come from.

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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 that he was the person in the picture distributed by authorities.

Pagan also told the Toronto Sun was “drinking out of a cup” during the game.

Pagan’s lawyer has said his client is presumed innocent and is going to wait until court to have his say.

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The tallboy tossing incident resulted in the Jays announcing they would not be serving beer in cans at the Rogers Centre in Toronto for the rest of the post-season.

The team has said beer will be poured into cups throughout the stadium instead.

With files from The Canadian Press

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