"Come Here, Let me get this Fuckin' punk up right now."
--- John Garton, It Chapter 2
During the summer of 1984, John and his friends Chris Unwin and Steven Dubay attacked Adrian and Don because they were a gay couple. They threw Mellon over a bridge, continued beating up Don and were questioned by a police detective. When Don and Chris witnessed Adrian being killed by Pennywise, they tried to tell the police and both John and Steven but they didn't see anything.