Still in his Louis suit, Michael rejoins Sam in the Charger, where Sam has been conducting the stakeout. He says Omar was impressed, but hasn't gotten to work yet. As they watch, another car pulls up, and out comes Danny Trejo. Who is normally a pretty scary-looking guy, with that leathery fucked-up face of his, but his white pants and baby-blue top aren't doing him any favors here. Sam, of course, has a file on him: he's Felipe Vega, another gang boss who's been encroaching on Omar's turf. As Michael watches Vega's men frisk Omar and his, Sam explains that Vega has been "collecting scalps, mostly rival gangbangers, it looks like." "Vega -- Scalp Collector," the subtitles confirm. But unfortunately, the freeze-frame captures Danny Trejo at the exact moment when he looks like the subtitles might more accurately identify him as "Vega -- Stroke Victim." Through the bug in Omar's car, which the leaders of both gangs are conveniently standing right next to, Sam and Michael can hear Vega complimenting Omar on the obvious high morale and prosperity of his neighborhood, and then shaking him down for a shipment. Omar says the goods are already spoken for, and Vega starts to take offense. He even gives the old protection speech, which is the cue for one of his goons to smash a window. A girl comes out and is manhandled by one of Vega's goon, who Omar chases away with a punch. Please, Vega, stop it! I can't stand another cliché! Omar looks like he's about to get himself shot, but he gives in and tells Vega he'll get the shipment. Vega tells Omar to pack the stuff in a van, and his guys will "pick it up at your warehouse, over on 26th." Because Omar might know where his warehouse is, but Vega needs to say it so Sam and Michael can find it, too. Vega gets in Omar's face with some grim warnings, and as Michael and Sam watch Vega and his crew leave, Sam observes, "Looks like he's got bigger problems than you, Mike." "Guess I'll have to become a bigger problem, then," Michael says. Well, that should be right in his comfort zone.
Cut to a warehouse with three of Omar's guys stranding sentry out front, and Sam unobserved up on the roof. Michael VOs, "Because warehouses store bulk items and not people, they're usually built cheaply. Most of the time, the roofs are just plywood and asphalt tiles. Attach a hole-saw bit to a silenced drill and you can bore through the roof without attracting attention." Which Sam does, and then lowers a periscope through the resulting 4-inch opening. After locating the van and the boxes, Sam then uses an extender arm to poke something else through the hole as Michael's VO adds, "If you want a bigger opening, a few ounces of C-4 on the brackets holding the door in place will do the trick." Sam attaches a little blinking box to same, packs up his stuff, and moves out. Wouldn't it have made more sense for Fi to set the charges? Especially since she could have slipped right into the warehouse through the opening made by the hole-saw?