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Phoenix Jones Arrested: Seattle 'Superhero' Detained, Accused Of Assault

AP/Huffington Post   First Posted: 10/10/11 05:26 PM ET Updated: 12/10/11 05:12 AM ET

Phoenix Jones
Phoenix Jones, a superhero behind bars.

Usually this works the other way around.

Seattle police say a self-proclaimed superhero who calls himself "Phoenix Jones" was arrested after he was accused of assaulting several people with pepper spray.

Wearing a mask and bulging muscle bodysuit, this would-be vigilante said he was only trying to stop a brawl.

The encounter happened outside a nightclub early Sunday. Police said two men chased after Jones. Officers broke up the two parties and arrested the costumed 23-year-old.

Jones released a video on his Facebook page which he said shows that he used the spray after being attacked. He said he wouldn't "ever assault or hurt another person if they were not causing harm to another human being."

According to Jones' Facebook page:

MY WIFE AND I HAVE DECIDED TO POST THE VIDEO OF THE RECENT INCIDENT THAT HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS THE VIDEO WILL BE POSTED IN ITS ENTIRETY UNEDITED RAW FOOTAGE THERE WILL BE SCREEN SHOTS TO BETTER VIEW THE CRIME I WITNESSED AND STOPPED ALSO IF YOU KNOW THE PERSON INVOLVED IN THE HIT AND RUN/ATTEMPTED MURDER OF THE MAN I SAVED PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLICE (I HAVE A SCREEN SHOT OF THE LICENSE PLATE AND WILL PROVIDE IT TO THE POLICE ALONG WITH YOUR STATEMENT) AS SOON AS MY LEGAL TEAM HAS FULLY REVIEWED THE VIDEO I WILL POST IT FOR YOU HERE (HOPEFULLY WITHIN THE NEXT FEW HOURS)

Jones and supporters have been conducting late night patrols since last year in Seattle.


In early January, Jones made national headlines after reportedly stopping a grand theft auto.

"From the right, this guy comes dashing in, wearing this skin-tight rubber, black and gold suit, and starts chasing him away," the would-be victim, identified only as Dan, told local KIRO following the incident.

Jones is expected to be arraigned on Thursday, the Seattle Post Intelligencer reports.

WATCH a news report from Jones' January carjacking rescue:

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