Jim drives around in a drunken rage and nearly runs over Kevin, but Edward pushes Kevin to safety, inadvertently cutting him.
This causes those witnessing the event to think that Edward is attacking Kevin, and Jim tries attacking Edward.
Edward agrees, but when he picks the lock, a burglar alarm is triggered. The police determine that his period of isolation has left Edward without any sense of reality or common sense.
Edward takes responsibility for the robbery, telling a surprised Kim he did it because she asked him to.
The majority of filming took place in Lutz, Florida between March 10 and June 10, 1990.
The film also marks the fourth collaboration between Burton and film score composer Danny Elfman.
The family come to see Edward as a kind person, though Kim is initially fearful of him.
The Boggs' neighbors are curious about their new house guest, and the Boggs throw a neighborhood barbecue welcoming Edward.
Edward is shunned by those in the neighborhood except for the Boggs family.
During Christmas, Edward carves an angelic ice sculpture modeled after Kim; the ice shavings are thrown into the air and fall like snow, a rarity for the neighborhood. Jim arrives and calls out to Edward, surprising him and causing him to accidentally cut Kim's hand.