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A former vigilante named ‘Phoenix Jones’ appears to have re-emerged in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, now known as CHAZ, as a supervillain.

Phoenix Jones was previously a member of the Seattle Superheroes, a team of costumed social justice vigilantes who appear to have taken over law enforcement within the Zone following the abolition of the police within the CHAZ. However, he has since left the group and allegedly embraced a new identity as a rampantly misogynistic drug lord.

Investigative journalist Jack Posobiec, who has been reporting from within the CHAZ, provided an exclusive statement to the National File after talking to the Seattle Superheroes on Sunday.

“They said one of their former members named Phoenix Jones is now evil and threatening women, and that he wears black and gold armor,” Posobiec said. “I saw a guy dressed like that earlier Sunday night during the auto shop mob.”

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According to MyNorthwest.com, the MMA-trained Jones retired as a vigilante last year, but has decided to make his return following the formation of the CHAZ in downtown Seattle.

“I’m out of retirement,” Jones wrote on social media. “Streets need me. Seattle hold it together I’m on my way.”

He went on to express support for the CHAZ.

“The CHAZ army is a group exercising their right to free speech and to open carry fire arms,” he added. “I’m only going to stop crimes that put people in danger, medical calls and theft of personal property.”

Based on his comments, Jones appears to suggest he is still a superhero.

However, The Seattle Times reported in January that following his retirement as a superhero, Phoenix Jones, whose real name is Ben Fodor, had become a notorious drug dealer:

On Monday, Fodor was charged with two counts of violation of the uniform control substances act (VUCSA): The first charge is for allegedly selling MDMA — a street drug known as Ecstasy or Molly — to an undercover agent in November, delivering the drugs in a paper bag to a downtown Starbucks. The second charge alleges he showed up at a Seattle hotel with Berendsen in January with cocaine they thought they were selling to a group of women.

Agents seized four grams of cocaine packaged for street sales along with a scale and empty bindles with suspected cocaine residue in a tacklebox Fodor was carrying, the charges say.

Many of Jones’ former fans were deeply disappointed at the time.

“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain,” said YouTube commentator Bamalam.

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