In the present he accompanied Joker when the latter attacked Van Criss Laboratories. He drives the van that Joker is riding in. He was responsible for tricking the security guard into accepting a basket of bombs disguised as flowers. Once inside the lab, the Panda Man began firing upon the security guards and scientists alongside the rest of Joker's gang. He was one of the elite gang members who accompanied Joker to Van Criss' private lab.