Vigilante/MMA fighter Busted For Drug Charges
In a shocking twist, a person who considers himself a superhero has been arrested for selling illegal drugs to another person. Benjamin Fodor, an MMA fighter who goes by the hero name “Phoenix Jones”, is facing multiple drug charges following an attempt to sell Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (Molly) and cocaine.
According to KOMO News in Seattle, “Jones” sold 7.1 grams of MDMA to an undercover agent of the Seattle Police Department back in November. The agent had sent him $4300 via Venmo, paid $200 in person and had an agreement for a future deal, working on a sting operation to catch the caped crusader. Arrested with him was accomplice Andrea Irene Berendsen.
When searching him and his accomplice,, investigators were able to uncover several packages of cocaine, weighing four grams. They also found a scale, several blue narcotic packages and an unknown substance weighing over 31 grams. In a bag he carried, police found plastic bundles with what is expected to be cocaine residue.
Fodor was released from jail on January 11 and is scheduled for arraignment on February 3.
A former MMA fighter, Fodor (7-3-1) was a regular on World Series of Fighting. He ended his MMA career in 2017 following a decision loss to Austin Vanderford. He started using a superhero persona after seeing a number of crimes he felt needed to be taken care of. Forming the Rain City Superhero movement, Fodor leads a group of costumed citizens in action.
Vigilantism is not illegal in Seattle but it isn’t encouraged. This is not Fodor’s first run-in with the law while being a hero; he was arrested for investigation of assault and has been cited eight times for driving on a suspended license.