Do you remember all those people who were dressing up as Superheroes and patrolling their city a while back? No…well there were a bunch of people who dressed up as….well you know now.
Anyway, its not as crazy as it sounds…well it is, but anyway, their hearts seem to be in the right place. ANYWAY, one of them got himself arrested the other day. Phoenix Jones, one of the original capes that touched off this group of LARPer’s (Live Action Role Players) was arrested for trying to stop a fight and macing some people. There’s a really shaky video floating around, I didn’t post it, because you have too hard of a time figuring out what is happening. In anycase, the police, being bad sports have made his barely secret identity public, his name is Ben ‘Flattop’ Fodor, an amateur MMA fighter with a record of 4-0 and weighs in at 185. Fodor has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, but he says his is disillusioned with the style, he was also a College Wrestler and trains at an MMA and kickboxing school. His super hero costume is really quite good, featuring bullet and stab proof armor and carrying a tazer, mace, hand cuffs and a club. Understandably, the cops don’t really like him, so I think they are relishing the chance to arrest him, but I doubt this will stop him. On the petty side, the cops kept his suit. I want to know what red blooded American would take a superhero’s suit from him! Beat him up, sure, arrest him? Why not, if its good enough for Batman, its good enough for Phoenix Jones, but this just seems wrong. I’d be willing to bet my 12 sided die that this won’t end here.