Toomey found the only way to make the motel profitable was to rent by the hour to people who used the rooms for sexual encounters and illegal drug use. When Norman was released and returned home, he was shocked to find his business had become an "adult motel." He fired Toomey.
The next day, Toomey made a drunken appearance at Statler's Diner where he verbally abused both Norman and Mary Loomis. Later, when packing his things at the motel, Toomey was stabbed to death by Emma Spool who did not like the way Toomey treated her nephew, Norman.