Key West is a city in the State of Florida.
Benjamin Pollack and his girlfriend Claire Wise planned and committed a series of thefts using a Chitauri Gun that fell from the sky inside their laboratory in New York City and that Pollack managed to repair.
With the money stolen from different banks across the United States, Wise and Pollack bought a big Pearson-boat in Key West, and they were planning to leave in a period of twenty-four hours.
S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jasper Sitwell managed to obtain information about the purchase from the previous owner of the boat. Agent Felix Blake ordered Sitwell to travel to Key West to retrieve the weapon and neutralize the thieves.
Wise and Pollack were staying at a motel, where they counted the money they stole and realized they had obtained enough money to live the rest of their lives. While they were about to begin a celebration, one of their neighbours turned up the volume of the music, and Pollack went to the room to ask him to turn it down.
When Pollack knocked the door, he encountered Sitwell, who lured him to the room with the music. Sitwell managed to restrain Pollack, but he resisted and cried to Wise in order to let her know that an agent had tracked them down.
Wise took the Chitauri Gun and shot at the wall, opening a hole to the room, and approached the room to check Pollack's status, while Sitwell entered her room through the door and struggled with her for the weapon. Pollack tackled Sitwell, and the weapon fell to the floor, firing itself and destroying the money stolen by Pollack and Wise.
Sitwell interrogated the couple about the status of the weapon, being theirs the only one who still functioned, and Wise revealed that Pollack managed to repair it, and Pollack offered to show Sitwell how he did in order to avoid going to jail. Sitwell revealed that his mission was to retrieve the weapon and neutralize them. Pollack and Wise thought the worst of that reveal, but Sitwell recruited them to S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Key West is the Southernmost city in the United States mainland.