- " 'Eat lead, Strickland!' the mangiest of the bunch announced. The entire punk-filled carload opened fire. Bullets strafed the porch. Strickland ducked for cover, as Marty vaulted over the railing. He was in the middle of a war! / Strickland came back up shooting. / 'Eat buckshot, slackers!' / Marty ran like hell. He had to get out of here! / But where was he? / And where could he go? "
- —From Back to the Future Part II by Craig Shaw Gardner (quote, page 106)
Five drive-by shooters drove a Buick Skylark convertible, opening fire on the Strickland residence with Mossberg 500 and AK-47 guns. They were fired at in retaliation by former Hill Valley High School principal Stanford S. Strickland, who called them "slackers" and fired back in retaliation before proceeding to chase them. Their distraction aided Marty, who was being threatened by the shotgun-wielding Strickland, to get away.