Seattle superhero 'Phoenix Jones' arrested and charged with assault


This world is full of all sorts of crazy, folks.

Look no further than Seattle, Washington, and the situation surrounding Ben Fodor. That's his real name and if it sounds familiar, that's likely because his brother, Caros Fodor, fights for Strikeforce as a lightweight.

But it might also ring a bell because Ben isn't just an aspiring professional fighter -- he's also a superhero.

He traverses the mean streets of Seattle as "Phoenix Jones," complete with costume and pepper spray, to keep the peace and make our world a better place. He even calls himself the leader of the "Rain City Superhero Movement."

Sometimes, though, things don't go as planned.

Fodor recently used pepper spray on a group of individuals outside a night club, which has landed him in some hot water. He thought they were fighting while they were simply "frolicking" and he was eventually arrested for assault.

He's out on bail now but is due in court on Thursday.

Crime doesn't pay, y'all. But, apparently, neither does fighting it in a costume while calling yourself a superhero.

The best part is Fodor, whose identity wasn't known until his arrest, had a cameraman follow him around during the entire incident. Video of the vigilante is after the jump.

Phoenix Jones Stops Assault from Ryan McNamee on Vimeo.

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