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Jan112011

Caped Crusader Attacked at Gunpoint

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(SEATTLE) -- Phoenix Jones, the real-life superhero who has gotten fame for patrolling the streets of Seattle, found his kryptonite in the guise of two attackers who left him with a broken nose over the weekend.

Armed with a skintight black-and-gold, belted costume, a cape and a fedora, Jones suits up at night to fight crime on the streets of Seattle. He's the leader of a real-life superhero movement called the Rain City Superheroes.

On Saturday, things turned violent when a man held Jones at gunpoint and another broke his nose.

"They were all swearing at each other and, like, about to fight," Jones told ABC affiliate KOMO.

Jones stepped in to try and stop the men. The caped crusader claimed that he called 911 and had one of the men in a headlock when another man pulled out a gun.

The incident over the weekend is exactly what worries police about everyday citizens who take justice into their own hands.

Seattle police said it is not illegal to dress up as a superhero, but they worry about excess calls to 911 when residents confuse Jones and the other real-life superheroes with the criminals they're trying to capture.

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