Holy cow... Real life costumed hero Phoenix Jones was arrested Sunday night in Seattle for "allegedly" assaulting people while in the face of danger with pepper spray. Apparently he thought a fight had broke out. And being the city's hero, he ran to go do his job: save some people. Unfortunately... There was no fight. And now he's being punished for trying to do good.
This is what he said on his Facebook addressing the issue:
"MY WIFE AND I HAVE DECIDED TO POST THE VIDEO OF THE RECENT INCIDENT THAT HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS THE VIDEO WILL BE POSTED IN ITS ENTIRETY UNEDITED RAW FOOTAGE THERE WILL BE SCREEN SHOTS TO BETTER VIEW THE CRIME I WITNESSED AND STOPPED ALSO IF YOU KNOW THE PERSON INVOLVED IN THE HIT AND RUN/ATTEMPTED MURDER OF THE MAN I SAVED PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLICE (I HAVE A SCREEN SHOT OF THE LICENSE PLATE AND WILL PROVIDE IT TO THE POLICE ALONG WITH YOUR STATEMENT) AS SOON AS MY LEGAL TEAM HAS FULLY REVIEWED THE VIDEO I WILL POST IT FOR YOU HERE (HOPEFULLY WITHIN THE NEXT FEW HOURS)"
It sucks at the circumstance, but I think it's really cool that someone is balls enough to become a city hero. It was actually in January when he came to fame after actually stopping a grand theft auto! Since then, he's become a Seattle household name.
A 23-year-old, married, masked Superhero.
Seriously, that's . . . pretty kickass.
Dangerous, of course, because this dude doesn't have actual superpowers unless you consider his reflexes for when he's fighting, but nonetheless: kickass.
UPDATE: EVERYONE! Seattle Superhero Phoenix Jones, whose real name is Benjamin John Francis Fodor, has unmasked himself! CLICK HERE to see what the hero looks like!
Source: Huffington Post