Last week, when the world wasn’t busy falling in love with the homeless man with a golden voice, they were mildly interested in Seattle’s real-life superhero, Phoenix Jones. The natural first question most people asked upon hearing about him was, “isn’t he going to get hurt?” The answer: yes.
While attempting to break up a fight this past weekend, PJ got kicked in the face, leading to a broken nose. Sounds like it could have been a lot worse, given that, according to a report by Seattle TV station KOMO, Jones was held a gunpoint.
Predictably, authorities aren’t happy with it, making Phoenix Jones more of a Spider-Man than a Batman. “Don’t insert yourself into those situations,” a detective said in KOMO’s report. Though in a quote from last week, a police spokesperson was a bit more amenable: “There’s nothing wrong with citizens getting involved with the criminal justice process – as long as they follow it all the way through.”
The original Phoenix Jones video that made the rounds is after the jump.