Phoenix Jones http://www.kplu.org en What Phoenix Jones and his sidekicks encountered on May Day http://www.kplu.org/post/what-phoenix-jones-and-his-sidekicks-encountered-may-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When mayhem broke out late May Day, Phoenix Jones and his wife were having dinner at a restaurant.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jones, having attended earlier events with his sidekicks, had thought the day would end peacefully.</span></p><p>“All of a sudden, the phone trips and there’s a riot going on,” he said.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 23:05:09 +0000 Martha Kang 8652 at http://www.kplu.org What Phoenix Jones and his sidekicks encountered on May Day Superheroes Inc. – Does Seattle need Phoenix Jones and his superhero team? http://www.kplu.org/post/superheroes-inc-does-seattle-need-phoenix-jones-and-his-superhero-team <p>The superhero phenomenon in Seattle led by Phoenix Jones is becoming a staple of nightlife in some of the violent and crime-ridden parts of the city.</p><p>It’s also turning into something like an official organization with dues paying members, health insurance and company cars. And, the team’s self-shot street videos continue to raise questions about the superheroes’ presence in the city …</p><p><strong>The business side of superhero life</strong></p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:01:15 +0000 Jake Ellison 7128 at http://www.kplu.org Superheroes Inc. – Does Seattle need Phoenix Jones and his superhero team? May Day in Seattle got weird as 'superheroes' confronted protesters http://www.kplu.org/post/may-day-seattle-got-weird-superheroes-confronted-protesters <p>Seattle May Day protest took a turn for the weird as self-described superheroes Phoenix Jones and his sidekicks confronted protesters at the federal courthouse in Seattle. Jones has been accused of pepper spraying protesters in his efforts to protect the building, but a video released by him shows he didn&rsquo;t spray people.</p><p>However, the video does make it apparent that one of his sidekicks might have.</p><p> Wed, 02 May 2012 20:06:49 +0000 Jake Ellison & Jonathan Klapel 4911 at http://www.kplu.org May Day in Seattle got weird as 'superheroes' confronted protesters Phoenix Jones back in the news - helps make arrest http://www.kplu.org/post/phoenix-jones-back-news-helps-make-arrest <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnqSDN2f0vI</p><p><a href="http://publicola.com/2011/11/28/phoenix-jones-bank-rage-and-occupy/">Seattle news Website Publicola reports </a>that Phoenix Jones, Seattle&#39;s now-famous &quot;superhero,&quot; helped police track down a stabbing suspect in Belltown over the weekend. In the video, a group including Jones, can be seen chasing the suspect and stopping a taxi the suspect attempted to get away in. Police then show up and make an arrest.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 21:38:48 +0000 Jake Ellison 3283 at http://www.kplu.org No assault charges for Seattle superhero Phoenix Jones http://www.kplu.org/post/no-assault-charges-seattle-superhero-phoenix-jones <p>Officials in Seattle have decided not to press charges against a self-proclaimed superhero who was accused of assaulting several people with pepper spray.</p><p> Thu, 24 Nov 2011 01:07:18 +0000 The Associated Press 3269 at http://www.kplu.org No assault charges for Seattle superhero Phoenix Jones Seattle superhero loses state job after arrest http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-superhero-loses-state-job-after-arrest <p>&nbsp;Seattle&#39;s masked crime-fighter Phoenix Jones has lost his day job.</p><div><p>The superhero &mdash; real name Ben Fodor &mdash; was informed by the state Department of Social and Health Services he could no longer work with vulnerable children because of his Oct. 9 arrest for investigation of assault.</p><p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:03:16 +0000 The Associated Press 3086 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle superhero loses state job after arrest Arrest of Phoenix Jones marks growing pains for superhero movement http://www.kplu.org/post/arrest-phoenix-jones-marks-growing-pains-superhero-movement <p>Superheroes are no longer just in comic books or on movie screens. The patrolling of city streets by &quot;real life super-heroes&quot; has been getting more popular.</p><div><p>That&#39;s thanks largely to mainstream attention in movies and the recent HBO documentary &quot;Superheroes.&quot;</p><p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:54:25 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 2913 at http://www.kplu.org Arrest of Phoenix Jones marks growing pains for superhero movement Seattle ‘superhero’ evades charges; next Hollywood action figure? http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-%E2%80%98superhero%E2%80%99-evades-charges-next-hollywood-action-figure <p>Prosecutors have filed no charges, as of yet, against the self-proclaimed Seattle superhero who goes by the name Phoenix Jones.</p><p>Jones, whose real name is Benjamin John Francis Fodor (and whose real face can be seen in the photos above), appeared in a city courtroom Thursday morning wearing a charcoal-colored mask and a superhero uniform under a button-down shirt.</p><p>The &lsquo;superhero&rsquo;s&rsquo; costume, exploits and court appearance are fast becoming internationally recognizable. Could this fortune (for good or ill) make Fodor&rsquo;s character the next Hollywood action figure?</p><p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:51:06 +0000 Jake Ellison & The Associated Press 2895 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle ‘superhero’ evades charges; next Hollywood action figure? Seattle 'superhero' Phoenix Jones bails out, hits the streets http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-superhero-phoenix-jones-bails-out-hits-streets <p>SEATTLE &mdash; Seattle&#39;s self-style superhero Phoenix Jones wrote on his Facebook page that he was back on patrol Monday night.</p><div><p>He had to wear a backup costume after police seized his black and yellow outfit Sunday when they arrested him for investigation of assault. He is accused of using pepper spray on four people who were dancing after leaving a nightclub.</p><p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:51:47 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU 2870 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle 'superhero' Phoenix Jones bails out, hits the streets