Ennet House resident.
Has a tattoo (right hip) with the name “Pamela” – but has no recollection of anyone named Pamela, nor of getting the tattoo.
(pp. 541) First rats; then cats; also dogs.
1st active de-mapping of a cat is United Nations Day (24 Oct.); he strikes it (while it’s inside the SteelSak) against a no-parking sign, after it scratched his wrist. (pp. 544)
pp. 538 - description of Lenz’s way of dealing with settling into sobriety; i.e., by killing small animals during his walks home from AA/NA meetings (more on this in the “Bruce Green” entry)
Lenz has such a panoply of strange compulsive habits that a request for SteelSaks barely raises a brow on anybody.
Lenz is using cocaine while at Ennet House (“two or three, maybe half a dozen times tops, secretly”, pp. 543)
Lenz kills animals by:
- stomping them (rats)
- suffocating them in Glad SteelSak garbage bags (cats)
- striking them while they’re inside the SteelSak (cats)
- tuna fish, poisoned with Raid (cats)
- dousing with kerosene and setting on fire (cats)
- left-over Gately meatload, poisoned with Raid (dogs)
- slitting their throars with his X444 Browning knife (dogs)
Lenz visualizes (but does not commit) the murder of a homeless man.
Ultimate fate: kidnapped by Marathe et al. and convinced to watch The Entertainment