Alexi Giffords works as a mob thug for Janek Kovarsky and lives three blocks from the Larsen residence. He has an arm tattoo of the Japanese comic book character Ogi Jun, the same tattoo seen reflected in a bike mirror in Rosie Larsen's Super 8 film. Born Alexi Michaelski, he is the son of the Piotr Michaelski, who also worked for Janek. The FBI suspects that Janek ordered Pitor killed for stealing money from him -- and that Pitor's killer was Stan Larsen. Alexi spent his childhood running away from foster homes after his mother, Monica Krol, gave him up for adoption. When he learns that Janek ordered the hit on his father, he kills Kovarsky.