Real-Life Kick-Ass Update: Ass-Kicked
Well, not entirely kicked. Real-life superhero Phoenix Jones was involved in a scuffle in Seattle over the weekend and ended up with a broken nose.
Jones told KOMO the altercation that injured him happened Saturday night near Fifth Avenue and James Street. Jones, who said he was breaking up a fight, called 911 and put one of the men in a headlock and waited for police, KOMO reported.
Another man pulled out a gun seconds later and when the superhero let go of the man he was holding, that man kicked him in the face and broke his nose, Jones told KOMO.
Seattle police are still annoyed by the costumed crew, saying they should “trade their capes for cell phones,” and pondering (mockingly), “Does Superman get his ass kicked?” What a bunch of cynical-pants!
Phoenix Jones does admit that calling 911 was “like waving a white flag,” but insists that while he suffered a slight injury, he and his fellow superheroes are still more prepared to handle street thugs than the average citizen. He says, “I endanger my life with a reason and a purpose,” and maintains that “if police aren’t here, criminals feel free to run wild in my city.”
Godspeed, Phoenix Jones. Godspeed.
Previously: Real Life Superheroes in Seattle