Seattle superhero loses state job after arrest

AP News
|
Posted: Nov 03, 2011 9:14 AM
Seattle superhero loses state job after arrest

Seattle's masked crime-fighter Phoenix Jones has lost his day job.

The superhero _ real name Ben Fodor _ was informed by the state Department of Social and Health Services he could no longer work with vulnerable children because of his Oct. 9 arrest for investigation of assault. He says he was breaking up a late night fight and used pepper spray in self-defense.

The seattlepi.com reports ( http://bit.ly/s4w8UD) the 23-year-old has not been charged, but the case is still before the city attorney. An assault conviction would ban him permanently from working with vulnerable people.

___

Information from: Seattle Post-Intelligencer, http://www.seattlepi.com/