Howard Boggs was a bouncer at the Rabbit in Red Lounge. Driven by machismo and a bad attitude, Howard did not get along with his boss "Big" Lou Martini. One evening, Howard made some disparaging remarks to Big Lou and one of his strippers, Misty Dawn. They dismissed his remarks, telling him to go take out the trash. Frazzled, Howard remarked under his breath "Enjoy the herpes" and went outside. After disposing of the refuse, he ran into serial murderer Michael Myers. Howard called him a hippie and warned him to quit rooting through the garbage, but Michael refused to leave. Howard warned him a second time to leave and, in return, Michael picked him up and slammed him hard upon the ground. He then stomped Howard's face in with his heavy boot five times, crushing his skull and killing him. Michael brought the corpse into the lounge and hung Howard's body from a string of holiday lights.