Real life superhero dons tights to fight crime

Published: 07th January 2011

Real life superhero dons tights to fight crime
A real-life superhero is reportedly patrolling the streets of Seattle and fighting crime, in what looks like a scene straight out of cult graphic novel and film, Kick Ass.

The man, known as Phoenix Jones, has donned tights, a mask and a black and gold lycra ensemble to help make the streets of Seattle in the US a bit safer.

He has already enjoyed one successful battle in his fight against crime - preventing a man from breaking into a car and potentially stealing it.

The car owner, known as Dan, said he had begun dialling the emergence services when Phoenix Jones came to the rescue.

Since Phoenix first pulled on his crime-fighting tights nine months ago, the masked crusader has been stabbed once and threatened with a gun several times, although he has escaped any serious injury.

He told CBS: "I symbolise that the average person doesn't have to walk around and see bad things and do nothing."

This comes after the release of Kick Ass in 2010. The film told the story of Dave Lizewski - an unremarkable teenager who dreams of becoming a superhero and one day decides to do so despite a blatant lack of powers or training.

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