Phoenix Jones – Seattle’s own caped crusader – has been forced to reveal his true identity after being arrested following an incident involving pepper-spray.
The 23-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for investigation of assault after he allegedly broke up a fight using pepper spray. Fodor spent about seven hours in jail before posting $3,800 bail.
On Thursday morning, Fodor sat in the front row of the King County Jail courtroom, but when the hearing concluded he tore off his dress shirt to reveal his signature black and green superhero costume. He briefly spoke to the media after the hearing.
“I will continue to patrol with my team, probably tonight,” he said. “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.”
A sad day indeed for super-heroes everywhere.