Suspect in Jays beer can tossing case no longer works for Postmedia
Ken Pagan, accompanied by his lawyer Tyler Smith, Toronto Police arrives at 52 Division on Thursday October 6, 2016. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun)
A man who was charged after allegedly tossing a beer can towards a Baltimore outfielder during a high-intensity Blue Jays playoff game is no longer employed Postmedia Network Inc.
Ken Pagan was charged with mischief earlier this month after surrendering at a police detachment in downtown Toronto.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 24.
The 41-year-old Hamilton man worked for Postmedia as a sports editor.
Postmedia spokesman Georgia Sourtzis confirmed Monday that Pagan had left the company.
She would not elaborate on the circumstances of Pagan’s departure, but the company had said earlier that it was conducting an internal investigation following the beer-tossing incident.
Postmedia is the parent company of the Toronto Sun.
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.