Thugs Beat Up Real-Life 'Superhero'
Life imitates Kick-Ass in Seattle
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2011 2:05 AM CST
Updated Jan 12, 2011 7:00 AM CST
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(Newser) – Self-proclaimed superhero Phoenix Jones could have used some superpowers, or at least some tools from Batman's arsenal, over the weekend. The costumed vigilante, who patrols the streets of Seattle several times a week, had his nose broken and was threatened at gunpoint after he tried to break up a fight, the Telegraph reports.

Jones—leader of the real-life "Rain City Superheroes" group that also includes Buster Doe, Thorn, Green Reaper, Gemini, No Name, Catastrophe, Thunder 88 and Penelope—says the attack was no big deal, but police say that he and his fellow masked vigilantes should call 911 instead of taking on criminals. "They insert themselves into a potentially volatile situation and then they end up being victimized as well," a police spokesman tells KOMO News.

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Kasta Castaneda
Jan 10, 2014 12:30 AM CST
I salute you criminals for once thank you for beating the crap out of these moron superheroes who instigate and follow people when things are calm already, thank you thank you very much, these morons want to stalk people well... they also have to take a good beating for stalking and mind their business, good job crimininals lol
Jan 12, 2011 4:21 PM CST
All the bad guys in Seattle will be carrying kryptonite next...
Jan 12, 2011 2:32 PM CST
If the cops would do their jobs this guy wouldn't have to patrol the streets.