Seattle Superhero Arrested For Pepper Spraying Violent, “Drunken” Pedestrians

Posted by on October 11th, 2011


Phoenix Jones prowls the streets at night, keeping things safe for the citizens of Seattle. But today he finds himself on the other end of the law, accused of needlessly pepper spraying a pack of late-night revelers who may press charges against the body-armor clad super hero.

A video of the incident, seen above, shows Jones rushing into what looks like a violent scrum before breaking it up. To pacify the crowd he pulls the trigger on a black bottle of pepper spray and shoots into the scrum. This does not please some of the women of the group who begin to beat Phoenix with handbags and shoes.

While waiting for the cops to arrive, two of the men from the group attempt to gain retribution by charging Phoenix, only to end up with an eye full of pepper-y tears for their troubles.

The pedestrians, described as “drunken” in the video of the incident, claim they were singing peacefully before Jones charged toward them.

Police eventually arrived and arrested Phoenix who spent the night in jail.

[Fox News]

3 Responses to “Seattle Superhero Arrested For Pepper Spraying Violent, “Drunken” Pedestrians”

  1. Teunon Says:

    Out of all the random people attempting to be superheroes, this guy does a decent job. Pity he got arrested for it, he should have the right to pepper spray anyone who attacks him.

  2. EbonNebula Says:

    I will admit, it does seem like they charged in without assessing the situation very thoroughly. It would have been an entirely different story if they took the time to get 30 seconds of clear footage before they ran in.

    He is the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    For some reason I feel like Rorschach would have handled the situation differently.