In spite of Thea's kindness, Roy decided not to show up, prompting Thea to go and question him.
He admitted that he didn't want any charity from a rich girl, a comment which annoyed Thea greatly.
Thea, moved by Roy's story, decided not to press charges, feeling compassion for his situation.
Angered by the discovery, he engaged in a car chase, where he had an accident due to the attack from the Chinese Triad.
Roy got arrested and he was threatened with prosecution, but Laurel cleared the charges.
Roy became Oliver's sidekick and vigilante partner with the code-name Arsenal up until the point where he masqueraded as the Arrow and faked his death.
He was later caught by the cops after being chased, and was taken in for questioning by Detective Quentin Lance.