Seattle 'superhero' bails out, back on street

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Posted: Oct 11, 2011 12:31 PM
Seattle 'superhero' bails out, back on street

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.