The Dropper was a Cuban smuggler and criminal who specialized in moving people by plane. When murderer Miss Egghead was on the run the Dropper promised to get her back to the U.S. for $1000 and would soon after capture Dick Tracy and drop him on abandoned island. This was a common Dropper tactic as it turns out because Inspector Whitehall from Scotland Yard was already on the same island. Tracy and Whitehall would escape the island with a hurricane approaching while the Dropper and his men Chicory and Gorilla tried to escape the coming storm by plane. Their flight was short and the craft crashed softly near his home, spraying gasoline everywhere. When the Dropper opened fire on an approaching Dick Tracy, the gas ignited killing all three of them.