A year later, the real mugger is caught and Eddie is released from prison. Eddie goes to see Miss Fox and she offers him five dollars for the trouble she put him through. He passively accepts it from her, saying nothing to her. Later Miss Fox walks her dog and laughs after being scared half to death by Vanessa barking at the same row of trash cans where she was mugged, realizing that Vanessa had been barking at a cat. She returns in good spirits to her apartment, turns on the lights, and is strangled from behind. After Eddie kills her, he throws the five hundred dollars down next to her body and walks away.