SEATTLE — Benjamin Francis, also known as Phoenix Jones, a self proclaimed superhero, was charged with assault for allegedly pepper spraying people while they were dancing.
Francis claims that the people were fighting and he was trying to break it up.
Good Morning America reports:
“In this particular case, he perceived that this group was fighting and when we contacted them, they said they weren’t fighting,” said Det. Mark Jamieson, a Seattle Police Department public information officer. “Unfortunately, he used force. He committed a crime, an assault against these individuals. That’s against the law.”
The police report by Officer Hosea Crumpton said cited a woman who was sprayed saying the four victims “began dancing and frolicking with each other. Suddenly she observed a person … running full sprint towards her group.”
The person sprayed all four victims with pepper spray, the report stated.