The school bully, Derrick Dunne, threw Stanley'snotebook in the toilet in the bathroom. After Stanley got his notebook out of the toilet, he walked home because he had missed the bus. While Stanley was walking, a pair of shoes fell from a freeway overpass, and hit him on the head.Since his father was doing experiments with sneakers, Stanley ran home to give them to his father.
Because he was running, a police car stopped him and took the shoes. Stanley was convicted of stealing the shoes and sent to Camp Green Lake.