Real Life Superhero Phoenix Jones Credited With Stopping an Attempted Murder

Real Life Superhero Phoenix Jones Credited With Stopping an Attempted Murder

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Real life "superhero" saved a man's life.

Every fictional superhero started somewhere. Be it a tragic family massacre or forced mutation through government experimentation, there is an origin story for every crusader, regardless of their mask-wearing status. These heroes are seen as the merging of good and bad. Vigilantes, doing noble work through (usually) illegal means.

These vigilantes don't only live on our screens or in our comics, however. There have been several instances of real life people taking the law into their own hands - one of the most notable being Seattle's Phoenix Jones, who just this week is credited with helping to stop an attempted murder.

According to the local police blotter, police responded to reports of an assault at 2am Sunday in Seattle, where they found a bloody man on the ground. Three suspects attempted to flee the scene, but were apprehended by police. The victim was unwilling to provide information regarding the attack, but Jones informed them that he had seen the suspects "pistol-whip and kick" the victim after knocking him to the ground.

Jones later recalled the story for KIRO Radio's Jason Rantz, saying that he came upon the incident while patrolling Capitol Hill in plain clothes. After alerting police, Jones says that he ran into the man with the weapon, knocking the gun away.

"I sprinted out as fast as I could and hit him with a right hand," he said. "The gun popped out, only the scary part was he didn't get knocked out." The other two men attempted to get the gun and Jones fled for safety. The police arrived shortly after, with Jones saying he managed to corner one of the three suspects until the police arrived.

The Seattle Police Department credited Jones with the assist, to which he replied on Instagram:

"Thank you @seattlepd but the real story here is how fast and great the officers I worked with this weekend were. as crazy as it sounds once the arrest was made people were recording the cops and harassing them about bother black people. People really need to open there eyes and judge cops on a play by play scenario not based on bias cop media. #truthhurts"

According to the blotter, the victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two of the suspects were booked for assault, with one - a convicted felon - booked for assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Phoenix Jones has previously stopped a robbery, was arrested following a pepper spray incident, and was involved in a "Mutual Combat" situation.

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It begins, I'm calling it now. Over the next few years more of these type of heroes are going to start showing up, saving people and fighting crime until it eventually culminates in an alien invasion of a major city in 2019-2020ish, and the revelation of a government agency which is responsible for dealing with these type of problems will come to light.

It was all prophesied, the legend is about to come true!

I love this guy. Been following him (not literally) for a while and everything I see him do is just awesome.

okay so superhero are going to be a thing now? are they going to be a bunch of fascist, a bunch of jackasses murdering them, and lots of dead people because with the 50 Million superhero deconstructions I know the second someone decides to be a hero it means there monster and it's going to end with a space squid

I wonder if he will admit responsibility to the mysteriously murdered pimps that keep popping up. All that missing cash too.
Ahah, there is still chance to turn him to the dark side. But first, we must break him...

He seems pretty awesome, except for one thing:

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Have you learned nothing of the horrendously impractical Keaton-cowl, Phoenix? Have you?! The man couldn't even look up or sideways properly!

Also, that "Mutual Combat" law seems like the best thing I've seen all day. You can't 100% stop people from fighting, so why not regulate it?

You're a good man, Jones. Keep it up.

I love this guy. I haven't exactly been following him in the news, but when I see 'im around, I can't help but smile.

Hah, this is great. I love it whenever he pops up in the news.

I'm not sure why he wears that outfit, though. Have you seen this guy? He's scarier without it.


Look at that motherfucker!

I don't, I guess body armor or something.

Good job and all that but is it wrong that I'm waiting on the costumed super villains to appear?

Zontar:
It begins, I'm calling it now. Over the next few years more of these type of heroes are going to start showing up, saving people and fighting crime until it eventually culminates in an alien invasion of a major city in 2019-2020ish, and the revelation of a government agency which is responsible for dealing with these type of problems will come to light.

It was all prophesied, the legend is about to come true!

I need to tell as many people as possible what my last name is, it will increase my chances of survival if people know I have a last name.

008Zulu:

I need to tell as many people as possible what my last name is, it will increase my chances of survival if people know I have a last name.

Not if you don't have powers. If you don't have powers you'll likely be turned into a villain in hiding or killed off for dramatic purposes. Best to not let people realize you exist at all, that's what I'm planning to do. When was the last superpower related disaster in rural Quebec? Never, that's when!

karloss01:
Good job and all that but is it wrong that I'm waiting on the costumed super villains to appear?

Apparently the watch dogs for people like this (vigilantes making sure these vigilantes don't cross any lines) are jokingly refereed to by both themselves and the 'heroes' as super villains.

He's not a superhero; he's a masked vigilante - like in "Watchmen". It's time for Phoenix Jones to be executed, I guess.

Zontar:

Not if you don't have powers. If you don't have powers you'll likely be turned into a villain in hiding or killed off for dramatic purposes.

On the other side of that coin, if I am action adjacent, I may come in contact with alien goo that will give me super powers.

It's not a 50/50 chance, but in the face of certain death, I will take the possibility of super powers.

His name's Phoenix and he doesn't have a bright orange, fire-style costume/cape!

Real talk, mad respect to the dude, a real hero. It's also nice to see some mutual respect between him and the Police Force, rarely ever see American police mentioned away from their more tragic mishaps... if you wanna call them that.

Fox12:
Hah, this is great. I love it whenever he pops up in the news.

I'm not sure why he wears that outfit, though. Have you seen this guy? He's scarier without it.


Look at that motherfucker!

I don't, I guess body armor or something.

It is indeed an armor, look like molded carbon fiber, but the chest of his latest model seem much thicker and could be thick enough to stop a 9mm hollow point, while his older model seem only thick enough to be a knife protection.

A) I thought Phoenix Jones hung up his "cape". Good to know he's still doing good in the world.

B) holy shit, every article I've read in the past few days as been written by Lizzy Finnegan. Are there no other writers anymore?

as crazy as it sounds once the arrest was made people were recording the cops and harassing them about bother black people.

Of course they did. Damn hippies.

OT: It's nice to see something somewhat positive happening in the news every now and again.

Zontar:
It begins, I'm calling it now. Over the next few years more of these type of heroes are going to start showing up, saving people and fighting crime until it eventually culminates in an alien invasion of a major city in 2019-2020ish, and the revelation of a government agency which is responsible for dealing with these type of problems will come to light.

It was all prophesied, the legend is about to come true!

Trouble is he's been around for a few years now. While I enjoy reading about him, and if more who try it come up, sure. But it's looking like he's not sparked a movement.

PunkRex:
His name's Phoenix and he doesn't have a bright orange, fire-style costume/cape!

Real talk, mad respect to the dude, a real hero. It's also nice to see some mutual respect between him and the Police Force, rarely ever see American police mentioned away from their more tragic mishaps... if you wanna call them that.

C'mon, give him a break, he's got the haircut!

karloss01:
Good job and all that but is it wrong that I'm waiting on the costumed super villains to appear?

*cough* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivkzosgyx-U *cough*

As funny as this type of thing is, I think it's rather absurd that people are calling him a super hero. Hero? Fine. But super? I'm aware that the label is often extended to people who don't have any real super powers, but rather, are simply unnaturally skilled or have lots of gadgets.
This guy is a vigilante with a costume that probably does more to hinder than help.

I've heard about these types of "super heroes", but from what I've heard I was under the impression that they mostly just help out the community and act as a visible patrol, rather than attempt to stop crimes in progress. It seems like kind of a waste of time for vigilantes to attempt to stop crimes, since unlike in fiction, in real life you don't have the convenience of an author putting the character in the right place at the right time to intervene.

Either way, good on him, I guess. As long as he doesn't cause trouble he can take on the persona if he wants.

Ah, it does my cold, cynical heart good to see people doing good for others... and even acting like a comic book hero! Part of me is rather wary of any imitators, though...

Isn't it dangerous that everyone knows his identity? I mean did you guys even watch kickass and kickass 2?

I'd bet money someone is going to hurt this guy when he is outside of his costume

Wait, is this the first time he actually stop an attempted murder? Last time I heard of him was he got arrested over some arguments between some people in the street?
By all means, I know he is doing a great job at helping people and those "superheroes" are actually improving people lives for the better despite not having the nessacary funds.

Darn it, people. He is not a SUPERhero. He's just a hero. >_> Does he have magical powers or even super high tech gear? Nope. So he's not a superhero. Superhero's do, well, super things.

 

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