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!