He's been getting the signals.
EP 8 Meaty Dreamy
Mouse Fitzgerald has a birthday party, but Producer Man can't get him the art supplies because his credit is turned down by the new computer system at the department store. Mouse is disappointed at first, but seems to get over it. He leaves for the evening to go see Skillet. Mouse is arrested on his 18th birthday - for holding up a liquor store.
EP 9 Corndog Chronicles
Skillet, Rooster, and the Eye hold a vigil at the police station while trying to get up the bail money for Mouse. Golden Joe is on the verge of an emotional breakdown. Rooster is desperate. They almost turn to Shark for the money, but then the real robber is caught and Mouse Fitzgerald is released. But he has lost his job because they found out about his arrest.