Toronto police to fan who threw beer can: ‘Turn yourself in’
The Toronto Blue Jays’ thrilling 5-2 wild-card win over the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre Tuesday night was left somewhat marred by one fan’s unruly and potentially dangerous behavior. And now the Toronto police want the offender to turn himself in, warning the still-unidentified fan they have incriminating photos.
The Toronto Police on Wednesday morning offered up the request via its official Twitter account.
Toronto Police & @RogersCentre investigating beer-toss @BlueJays/@Orioles game. #Unsportsmanlike fan: turn yourself in. We have photos. ^vk
— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) October 5, 2016
The incident occurred during the seventh inning when Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim had a beer can thrown at him as he tracked down a fly ball off the bat of Melvin Upton. Kim made the catch but the can barely missed his head before landing on the warning track.
Blue Jays fan throws beverage at Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during last night's American League wild-card game. https://t.co/M5mEbY2FaX pic.twitter.com/sUvDuz5Fai
— ABC News (@ABC) October 5, 2016
The Orioles were understandably upset with the incident. Outfielder Adam Jones said he hopes charges are pressed against the offender, claiming racial slurs were also directed at Kim.
“First and foremost, that’s about as pathetic as it gets between the lines,” Jones said after the game, via MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli.
“To put us in harm’s way when all we are doing is focusing on baseball, that’s just not part of the game,” Jones continued.
Given the tweet and the threat of photographic evidence, it appears the Toronto police are on the case.