Dexter is a young boy and a friend to Jack and Dylan. His parents had divorced and left him with his grandparents making them his parents. He helps Jack and Dylan learn about the bad things in the neighborhood including Norman Strick a mean man in the town that had wrecked his car into a hotdog stand. Dexter's grandma dies one day and Norman comforts him and becomes his friend and turns him into a racist neo-nazi. Jack offers a nickel to Dexter for if he watches Dylan but when Dylan is kidnapped Jack blames him and interrogates him this ends their friendship and tells them that Norman kidnapped Dylan. he is not seen again until at the end of the film and novel John Leary spots him smoking a cigarette leading him to a bad future.