Ken Pagan, the man identified by the Toronto Police Service as the dreaded beer thrower, turned himself in to police this afternoon around 7:15 p.m. Eastern Time. Per a release from the TPS, he has been arrested and charged with mischief.
The Toronto Star brought concerns that Pagan was perhaps not the right man to the TPS, and they said they were “confident” that they had had their man.
Const. Jenifferjit Sidhu said Toronto police would not comment on the conflicting theories.
“However, we are confident we have made a positive ID and we will continue to work with the Rogers Centre to further the investigation,” Sidhu wrote in an email to the Star.
Pagan, who is an employee of PostMedia, spoke to the Toronto Sun (a PostMedia paper) and gave a cryptic comment about how he was “drinking out of a cup.”
On Wednesday night, Pagan, who is an employee of Postmedia who works in Hamilton, told the Toronto Sun he had made arrangements to turn himself in. He also said he “was drinking out of a cup” at the game. Smith would not comment when asked about that.
Pagan’s lawyers didn’t deny that he’d thrown the beer, but did make sure to emphasize that the presumption of innocence still applies.