Ozzie Wexler was the chief Vectorscope scientist working on Dr. David Niles' miniaturization project. He shrunk Lt. Tuck Pendleton down and put him in a syringe, and prepared to inject him into a rabbit, but the lab was attacked by armed men led by Dr. Margaret Canker. Ozzie escaped with the syringe containing Tuck, and was chased by Mr. Igoe to a nearby mall. There, Igoe shot him in the back. With his last dying act, Ozzie injected the microscopic Tuck into the first person he came into contact with, Jack Putter.