Postmedia: Man accused of throwing beer at wild-card game no longer works for company
Baltimore Orioles' Hyun Soo Kim gets under a fly ball as a beer can sails past him during seventh inning American League wild-card game action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
Codi Wilson, CTV Toronto
Published Monday, October 17, 2016 11:10AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, October 17, 2016 11:19AM EDT
The man accused of chucking a beer can onto the field during the American League wild-card game in Toronto is no longer employed at Postmedia, the company confirmed Monday.
The beer-tossing suspect, identified by police as Ken Pagan, was charged with mischief earlier this month and on Monday, his employer confirmed to CP24 that he no longer works for Postmedia.
In an email to CP24, Postmedia spokesperson Georgia Sourtzis did not address the circumstances around Pagan’s departure, saying only that the company does not “discuss employee details.”
The incident at the playoff game, which sparked widespread outrage, happened as Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim was about to catch a fly ball during the seventh inning.
Shortly after Pagan was identified as a suspect, Postmedia said it would be launching its own internal investigation.
Pagan is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 10.
Speaking to reporters on Oct. 6, Pagan’s lawyer Tyler Smith said his client is cooperating with the investigation.
“At the end of the day, he’s presumed innocent, and he won’t have anything further to say,” Smith said.