Phoenix Jones, real-life Seattle superhero, unmasked in court
Posted by Xeno on October 16, 2011
Fodor appeared in court Friday to find out if he will face charges over allegedly pepper spraying people, who he says where fighting as they left the nightclub, the Seattle Times reports.
The leader of a group of self-proclaimed “superheroes” called the Rain City Superhero Movement (RCSM) never lost his superhero panache in court, even whipping off his shirt to reveal his now famous black and yellow costume after the hearing was over.
Fodor was arrested Sunday this week on four counts of assault following the pepper-spray incident.
The official police report on the incident says the partygoers were not fighting, but walking to their car “dancing and having a good time.”
Fodor spent about seven hours behind bars before posting $3,800 bail.
The RCSM leader, who has been fighting crime on Seattle streets since at least February of this year, has previously been credited with preventing a carjacking. He is married to another masked vigilante he calls PurpleReign.
Fodor spoke briefly to the media after the hearing Friday, saying:
I will continue to patrol with my team, probably tonight. … In addition to being Phoenix Jones, I am also Ben Fodor, father and brother. I am just like everybody else. The only difference is that I try to stop crime in my neighborhood and everywhere else. …