Seattle superhero bails out, back on street

Seattle superhero bails out, back on street

Credit: AP

This Feb. 16, 2011 photo shows self-styled Seattle superhero "Phoenix Jones," right, in downtown Seattle. Police officers arrested Phoenix Jones early Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, after he was accused of assaulting several people with pepper spray.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 11 at 10:13 AM

SEATTLE -- Seattle's self-style superhero Phoenix Jones wrote on his Facebook page that he was back on patrol Monday night.

He had to wear a backup costume after police seized his black and yellow outfit Sunday when they arrested him for investigation of assault. He is accused of using pepper spray on four people who were dancing after leaving a nightclub.

Jones, whose real name is Benjamin John Francis Fodor, says he was trying to break up a fight when he was attacked.

He spent about seven hours in jail before posting $3,800 bail. Jones is due in court Thursday.

Police spokesman Mark Jamieson says you can't go around pepper-spraying people because you think they're fighting.

Jones says he's the leader of the Rain City Superhero Movement.

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