Seattle's masked crime-fighter Phoenix Jones has lost his day job.
The Washington Department of Social and Health Services says the superhero _ real name Ben Fodor _ had been contracted to provide home-care services to the department's clients. But Fodor was arrested for investigation of assault Oct. 9; he claims he pepper-sprayed a group of people as he broke up a fight.
The department says it declined to extend his contract when it expired last month because an assault conviction would bar him from working with vulnerable people. The 23-year-old hasn't been charged.
If he is not convicted he can ask that his contract status be reinstated, and in the meantime he can appeal the decision not to extend his contract.