Shortly after the explosion at the Cinema that killed all Gremlins but Stripe (who had left earlier), Billy Peltzer, Kate Beringer, and Gizmo spotted him at the window display of a local department store and went inside to catch him. Billy told Kate to distract Stripe with light at the control room and look after Gizmo before heading out to find him.
However, it was easier said than do, as Billy was ambushed and attacked by Stripe at the sports section, and Kate struggled to find the light switch to the area. Having been tired of being mistreated by the Gremlins for far too long and worried for Billy's life, Gizmo took a drastic measure by escaping the control room, and building and driving a toy car at the toys section to get to Billy and Stripe. Later, Kate was able to find the light switch to the sports section, blinding Stripe and causing a chainsaw he was using to kill Billy to drive him away to a greenhouse.
However, Kate also unknowingly opened the fountain there, so when Stripe saw it, he went ahead to start a new army of Gremlins and prevented Billy from capturing him with a gun he picked up. By the time he was starting to breed though, Gizmo showed up to the greenhouse in the toy car, crash-landed, and opened the window blinds to reveal a window filled with sunlight, exposing Stripe to it. This eventually killed Stripe, although his skeletal remains jumped out of the fountains moments later and melted into a green pool on the floor.
- This is the place where you can find the Vegetable Gremlin.