Toronto police asks fan who tossed beer in AL wild-card game to surrender

The Toronto police asked the fan who tossed a can of beer that nearly hit Baltimore Orioles left fielderHyun Soo Kim during Tuesday’s American Leaguewild card at Rogers Centre to surrender to authorities.

“Turn yourself in,” Toronto Police Constable Victor Kwong wrote in a Twitter message on Wednesday. “We have photos.”

Kwong told USA TODAY Sports in an email that police don’t have the name of the fan yet and aren’t immediately releasing photos and videos that captured the incident.

The can of beer was tossed out of the stands in the seventh inning in the game ultimately won by the Blue Jays, 5-2, in 11 innings. It nearly hit Kim in the face as he fielded a fly ball.

“Something like today should never happen,’’ Kim said, through his interpreter, after the game. “This was the first time it happened, and hopefully the last time. He was surprised, and kind of shocked that happened.’’

The Blue Jays altered how it served beer in the upper level of the stadium after fans threw cans onto the field in Game 5 of the Division Series against Texas Rangers last October, which led to an interruption in play. Beers were poured into plastic cups before they were handed to fans after purchase.

A 33-year-old man was charted with mischief after a baby was hit with beer that sprayed out of a thrown can in that Division Series game last year.


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