No Charges Filed Yet Against Seattle 'Superhero'
SEATTLE – Prosecutors have filed no charges, as of yet, against the self-proclaimed Seattle superhero who goes by the name Phoenix Jones.
Jones, whose real name is Benjamin John Francis Fodor, appeared in a city courtroom Thursday morning wearing a charcoal-colored mask and a superhero uniform under a button-down shirt.
Prosecutors told a judge they needed more time to decide whether to file charges.
During the hearing, a court officer asked Jones to remove his mask and he complied. But he put the mask back on after the hearing to speak with reporters -- then dramatically removed it again to reveal his true identity.
Jones was arrested Sunday after police say he pepper sprayed a group of people downtown as they left a nightclub.
He says he was trying to break up a fight when he was attacked.