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'Superhero' arrested in Seattle for assault investigation

Joshua Trujillo / seattlepi.com via AP

This Feb. 18, 2011 file photo shows Seattle superhero Phoenix Jones during a patrol of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Seattle's superhero, who has gained fans and a bit of fame as he works the streets of Seattle, was arrested and booked into King County Jail early Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 for investigation of assault after an early morning incident involving pepper spray. His spokesperson says he was breaking up a fight and they have video of the incident. Police say he came up behind a group of people leaving a bar and sprayed them with pepper spray.

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Seattle's self-proclaimed superhero, Phoenix Jones, claims he was trying to break up a fight in when he was arrested and charged with assault for using pepper spray. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown reports.