Published January 06, 2011
A real-life Superhero dressed in tights, a mask and a black and gold Lycra suit says he is helping to make the streets of Seattle safer by scaring away criminals, Sky News reported Thursday.
The man, called Phoenix Jones, wears a bullet proof vest, has stab protection and is armed with a taser and tear gas.
When he walks into an area, criminals leave because they see the suit and don't want to take him on, Jones says.
Like Superman meets Batman, on most nights Phoenix walks into a comic store, enters a back room hidden behind shelves and transforms into his character.
He has already managed to stop a man breaking into and possibly stealing a car.
The would-be victim, known as Dan, was walking back to his vehicle in a car park when he saw a man with a metal strip trying to open his car.