Citizen ‘Super Hero’ Phoenix Jones Arrested

Posted on October 12, 2011

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Seattle’s masked  crime fighter “Phoenix Jones” is facing assault charges for pepper spraying two people he claims were fighting, says the Mason County Daily News.

Phoenix Jones, who has been unmasked by police as Benjamin Francis, was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Sunday while still wearing his black and gold superhero costume, a bullet-proof vest and carrying two cans of pepper spray. Jones is a member of Rain City Superhero Movement, a group of self-proclaimed superheroes who say they patrol the streets to fight crime.

The police report said that Francis “has had a history of injecting himself in these incidents. Recently there has been increased reports of citizens being pepper sprayed by [Francis] and his group.”

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