December 26, 2011

Keeping Streets Safe, One Superhero At a Time

By day they are ordinary citizens. By night they take their inspiration from comic book superheroes and fight crime where they see it on public streets, in subways, in restaurants--wherever they think they're needed. Of course, sometimes their crime-fighting efforts go awry, and duly appointed representatives of the law fight back, as in the case of Seattle-based Phoenix Jones. While Mr. Jones (born Ben Fodor) was never charged for mistakenly intervening in what he thought was a fight but what the people involved said was dancing, he is still awaiting the return of his superhero equipment, which the Seattle PD seized back in October. Such are the challenges of the cape.

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