Watch: ‘Superhero’ Phoenix Jones Wears Mask to Court

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s self-styled ‘superhero’ Phoenix Jones wearing his crime-fighting costume, complete with mask, as he enters a Seattle courtroom.

Police say Jones, whose real name is Benjamin Fodor, attacked four people with pepper spray as they left a Seattle nightclub. However, prosecutors have yet to decide whether to file charges.

The 23-year-old claims he was merely trying to break up a fight and pledged to continue fighting crime as leader of the Rain City Superhero Movement.

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“I’m just like everybody else, the only difference is I decided to stop crime in my neighborhood and my area,” he told reporters outside the courthouse.

Jones then made the most of the limelight and made an open-invitation for others to join his crime-fighting organizing, adding “I’m on the streets and if anyone wants to join or help me out, send me a message, find me on Facebook.”

And while NewsFeed would never encourage readers to become vigilantes, we would point out that with Halloween just around the corner, applicants could kill two birds with one stone.

Jak Phillips is a contributor at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @JakPhillips. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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