Hey Kid, Don’t Punch the Superhero

You may or may not be aware that there is a guy running around the Seattle area claiming to be a super hero.  He goes by the name “Phoenix Jones“, has a costume and the whole bit.  (from the video, it looks like Seattle might have a whole Justice League of crime fighters)

Jones has turned his persona into a bit and makes appearances at schools and other functions and yesterday was another stop to speak to the kids.  He was answering questions about his “armor” and how it’s rubberized, bulletproof and protects him from punches and impacts.  The kids began to ask Jones if they could punch him to test the getup, and he invited a kid to give it his best shot.  The kid’s mom was there and described it this way,  “My child gets up in front of him and (Phoenix) says to him, ‘OK, give me all you got…give me your best punch, but wait, but don’t do it too hard, you might get hurt.’ ”

So, the 11 year old, Noah, did just that and ended up with a broken finger , swollen hand and is now in a soft cast and is awaiting more X-rays.

The mom isn’t too angry at Phoenix Jones, but thinks that he shouldn’t be inviting kids to hit him as hard as they can.  The kid isn’t mad either but understands that he made a bad choice, “I shouldn’t punch a superhero as hard as I can,” he said.

Jones wasn’t available to defend himself or responded to interview requests.

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The Wall Was 10ft For a Reason, Idiot

A would-be burglar decided that the best avenue to victimize a Seattle area home was to scale the 10ft wall that surrounded the back yard.

But Wednesday night at 9pm, once over the fence and dropping himself into the yard, he was greeted by the homeowners four pit bulls.

He was badly mauled and the commotion alerted the homeowner who came outside, probably allowed the attack to continue for a while, then called off the dogs. Because the man was injured so badly he could not walk, the resident put the guy on a hand truck and pulled his bleeding body to the street where he flagged down a passer by to call 9-11.

The man was treated for puncture wounds to his face, head, arms and torso.  And particularly extensive damage to an ear.

While the dogs were placed into quarantine, they are expected to be cleared and are part of any routine dog biting investigation.  The home owner is in a bit of trouble as city ordinance allows for only three dogs per home.


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