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Superhero’s secret identity revealed as MMA fighter

Meet Phoenix Jones. He’s a real life costumed ‘superhero’ fighting crime on the streets of Seattle, Washington. Now meet Ben Fodor. Ben is an amateur MMA fighter with a record of 11-0, and the brother of Strikeforce Challengers headliner Caros Fodor. He is also Phoenix Jones, a fact just recently revealed when he was arrested by police for pepperspraying a bunch of people:

Fodor, pictured above in and out of costume, told Seattle Police Department officers that he “observed a fight disturbance” and “ran into the crowd to break up the fight.” He did this by deploying pepper spray against “several individuals in the group,” according to a police report.

Investigators noted that the victims denied fighting in the street, and that they wanted Fodor “to be arrested for attacking them.” Cops confiscated Fodor’s costume, mask, and two cans of pepper spray, which were “packaged for evidence.”

As reported by police, Fodor “belongs to a group who refer to themselves as superheros,” and has “had a history of injecting himself in these incidents.” Recently, cops added, “there have been increased reports of citizens being pepper sprayed” by Fodor and his delusional companions. Although Fodor “has been advised to observe and report incidents to 911, he continues to try and resolve things on his own.”

Shortly before the incident that resulted in his arrest, cops received a report that Fodor had pepper sprayed several other nightclub patrons. While those individuals had departed by the time cops arrived, officers “noted the odor of pepper spray was still in the air.”

Charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a weapon, Fodor spent about seven hours in custody yesterday before bonding out.

Phoenix has video footage from the night in question (embedded after the jump) that somewhat seems to back up his claim that he was breaking up a douchebag shitkicking in progress. It also shows several of the participants trying to take him on … a silly decision when you’re facing a guy with a fire extinguisher sized can of pepper spray.

According to Jones, his arrest afterwards boils down to the police trying to stop him from superheroing the streets. Since I am very far away from Seattle and Phoenix’s giant mace spray bottle, I say I’m totally down with him attacking drunken meatheads after they roll out of clubs. Regardless of whether they’re fighting people or not. FREE PHOENIX!

  • iamphoenix

    lol i’ve been down there before after the clubs and shit.

    who will keep me safe now!!!

  • Danjo

    That hair is super hero-ish.

    If your super power is being a lightening rod.

  • Reverend Clint

    where was this guy when Joe Son was causeing problems?

  • DJ ThunderElbows


  • CAP

    I don’t recall superman ever using pepper spray. That’s not very super. Nutjob.

  • glassjawsh

    if the movie super taught us anything, its that this shit can get us out of hand really quickly

    and that ellen page looks like a 12 year old and it’s creepy as shit to put her in a sex scene

  • frickshun

    ^^Agreed about Ellen Page. It’s immoral to look @ her sexually.

  • G Funk

    I love it when Stupid bitches actually think they can beat up a guy. And this superhero wouldn’t have the balls to do that where it matters.

    “I have body armor” HAHAHAHAHAH!

  • Del Fuego

    Phoenix = Awesome.

  • kwagnuth

    Huerta could take him.

  • iamphoenix

    also, because i’m so awesome, i had to post a comment over on filmdrunk…

    I love this because I’m going back out to Seattle again this weekend. I’m gonna try to start some shit and see if I can lure a superhero. Then front crane kick his ass just like Steven Seagal taught me. Also, Steven Seagal from the other universe trains these superhero’s.

  • KeyboardWarrior

    About time someone cleaned up the streets. My hero

  • kwagnuth

    Cool costume but Phoenix is kind of a gay name for a super hero. His fatass sidekick with the facepaint soooo not super hero material. 

  • Blackula Jonez

    13 post in and no super jazz band player jokes, I don’t know whether to be impressed or dissapointed.

    Also is it hypocritical to me to be a fan of comics but think actual irl “superheroes” are just wack job vigilanties.

  • shillyer

    your mom is a gay name kwagnuth.







  • CAP


  • agentsmith

    Dude’s flattop is even more epic now.

  • iamphoenix

    he’s just a douche.

  • iamphoenix

    If Phoenix Jones had a getaway car he could have gotten away with assaulting those people. Too bad this kid stole his ride.


    Haters Gonna Hate
  • agentsmith

    ^ Ha!  I once saw a hobo in Calgary riding a bike with a carousel horse on it like that.

  • Reverend Clint

    did he have a shotgun?

  • frickshun

    If he pulled that in Brooklyn, he woulda got shot & the story would end there.