Seattle superhero loses state job after arrest

November 3, 2011 6:28:07 AM PDT
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 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.