He’ll have more time for crime-fight­ing

Modern Healthcare - - OUTLIERS -

Seat­tle may have one less home-care worker, but it seems to be keep­ing a “su­per­hero.” Phoenix Jones fights crime by night, don­ning a blackand-gold mask and suit and roam­ing the streets of Seat­tle.

But by day, he’s Ben Fodor and his job was pro­vid­ing home-care ser­vices—un­til the Washington Depart­ment of So­cial and Health Ser­vices de­clined to re­new his con­tract af­ter an Oc­to­ber ar­rest re­lat­ing to his su­per­hero work.

A spokesper­son for the state health depart­ment said the charge would dis­qual­ify Fodor from work­ing with its clients if he was con­victed of as­sault. Fodor was ar­rested in Oc­to­ber af­ter pep­per-spray­ing a group of peo­ple while try­ing to break up a fight, he said in pre­vi­ous news re­ports.

“I will only give up my Phoenix Jones iden­tity if I do some­thing I can’t de­fend morally, and not for any other rea­son,” Fodor re­port­edly told the New York Daily News.

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