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Moran asks the two Warriors for a light, but instead of obliging they activate their invisibility screens, which leads Moran to scream his pleas for being let out, for he believes they were going to make him disappear as well. His screams attract the attention of a police officer, who unwittingly permits the invisible Warriors to escape (Galactica Discovers Earth, Part I).
In the novelization by Michael Resnick, this character is named James William Cavin, a.k.a. "Jimmy the Lush". He shares various tall tales with the two incarcerated Warriors, all of which are rebuked by Sergeant Michael Lalor. When Lalor leaves, and as the clearly delusional Cavin asks the Warriors for vino, the Warriors turn on their invisibility fields and escape once Lalor opens the cell door to investigate.