After the death of Edward Nuremoh and John’s sister Lola, John blamed Tess Trueheart for her death and attempted to plow his car into hers. Tess, who was confused was enchanted by the man and decided not to press charges. Instead, she goes along with him and into the business of stealing dogs and reselling the animals. She soon begins to feel guilty and starts to return the dogs behind his back. He finds out and tries to get his dog with steel fangs to attack her. It turns on him and rips out his throat.