Pete was later seen using a slingshot to attack gremlins that were invading his house outside his window. He also used a knife to cut off the wire of Christmas lights that a Gremlin was climbing. Later he was heard on the Rockin' Ricky radio program, Pete was calling Rockin' Ricky to complain that "little green guys" were attacking his house, while Rockin' Ricky was complaining over everybody talking to him about the gremlins. It is unknown whether he survived or died from the gremlin annihilation.
In the novel, Pete was upset about the death of his Science teacher, Roy Hanson, and even blamed himself for it. Pete ran away from home and was never seen again.