This is where Poy is mugged and the Socs attack him. Ponyboy is on the sidewalk while the medium Socs holds a knife and says " Need a haircut Greaser?" Pony was walking from the Movie theater and was mugged on the street. Here, four Socs come in a red Corvair to get him.
Cherry Valence and her friend Marcia are being taunted by two-bit and are ignoring it until the point where Cherry has had enough. Johnny and Ponyboy are thinking of joining but Ponyboy thinks not. When Cherry finally speaks to Two-bit, she speaks in a not-so friendly tone. Cherry and Marcia are both Socs.
After Pony is slapped by Darry, he runs away to the empty lot where Johnny is. Johnny is very surprised to see him. Pony tells Johnny all that happened, which is not good at all. Pony wants to runaway from Darry with Johnny.