In October, real-life Seattle superhero Phoenix Jones was unmasked in court as father and husband Benjamin Fodor. Now, another detail has emerged about Jones’s personal life: His day job is to teach life skills to autistic children. But Jones’s employer wasn’t impressed by his nighttime masked avenging and have now fired him from any and all cases he was on.


Benjamin Fodor, 23, a self-styled superhero who goes by the name "Phoenix Jones," talks to reporters. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

“I had to leave work in the middle of the day,” he told Publicola. “It was embarrassing.”

Jones also received a letter from the DSHS informing him he is no longer allowed to work with kids. The superhero believes it is because he has “a history of interjecting myself into situations that are dangerous.”

In one such situation in early October, Jones was arrested for allegedly pepper spraying a group of people he said were fighting. Jones has not been charged and the case is still under investigation.

When asked how he will pay the bills now, Jones said it will be tough, but that he’s received offers to participate in fight bouts from the Strikeforce mixed martial arts organization. The superhero also plans to start fighting crime by daylight, too.