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Thu November 3, 2011
Seattle superhero loses state job after arrest
Seattle's masked crime-fighter Phoenix Jones has lost his day job.
The superhero — real name Ben Fodor — 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.
He says he was breaking up a late night fight and used pepper spray in self-defense.
The seattlepi.com reports the 23-year-old has not been charged, but the case is still before the city attorney. An assault conviction would ban him permanently from working with vulnerable people.