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Published: Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 4:38 p.m.

Fake hero likely fake, officials say

  • Damon Wayans played a normal guy who became a superhero in 1994's “Blankman.”

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    Damon Wayans played a normal guy who became a superhero in 1994's “Blankman.”

Damon Wayans did it in 1994. Kick-Ass did it last year.

Now, someone in Lynnwood is pretending to be a superhero?

Probably not, police say.

Kiro 7 TV reported today that a “real-life superhero” thwarted a vehicle break-in this weekend in Lynnwood. A “Phoenix Jones” character told them that he walks the streets stopping crimes.

Other media outlets have been picking it up as well.

But Lynnwood police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions said Tuesday there is no proof that a crime even occurred. No police report has been filed, she said.

“We don't know anything about it,” she said. “It's probably false.”

Lynnwood police have heard about the faux-heroes in the Seattle area, but they haven't had any direct contact with them, she said.
Story tags » LynnwoodCrime, Law & JusticeCrimePolice

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