Tony Avery, or River Rat Tony as he calls himself, lives down by the river, behind one of the city's decommissioned steel mills. He's built a house on pilings with a blue tarpaulin for a roof. Tony owns several guns which he uses for hunting animals along the river. Just once did he shoot at some crackheads who came too close to his house. Tony himself used to abuse drugs, but he put that behind him about 10 years ago and only drinks now. Tony has worked as a carpenter and can build most things himself. Sometimes he does renovations for people in town and earns a bit of money. "Some days I starve. It's rough, but that's the way things go."