- " Marty raised his hands. / "OK, take it easy," he said slowly and clearly. "I don't want any trouble." / This didn't seem to impress the father at all. He raised the bat even higher. / "Well, you got trouble now, you no-good trash! What are you doing in here with my daughter?" / Marty looked around the room, as if an explanation might be hiding somewhere. / "Nothing!" he insisted hastily. "It's all a mistake! I'm in the wrong house!" / The younger brother jumped up and down. He was really getting into this. / "Whoop him, Dad!" he yelled happily. "He's lying!" / "Shut up, Harold," his father told him. He looked past Marty at his daughter. "Loretta, did he touch you?" / The girl nodded her head vigorously. / "He jumped on me!" / He did not, Marty thought! He more like — fell on her. But how could he explain that? "
- —From Back to the Future Part II by Craig Shaw Gardner (quote, page 102)
On October 26, Harold and his parents woke up to screams from his sister Loretta. Lewis burst into Loretta's bedroom with his baseball bat and began to swing at Marty McFly. Harold could be heard egging his father on during the attack.