Using a suit designed by Gregor Shapanka, Frank Croft adopted the name Freezer Burn and set out for a life of crime. He took a job to burglarize the home of Celia Ricadonna
along with three others: Humbug
. They quartet managed to successfully break in to her penthouse and steal the contents of her safe – thanks to Croft's ability to freeze the metal door, making it brittle enough for 8-Ball to shatter. Unfortunately, the group forgot to check for indoor surveillance systems not tied into the main alarm, and they were caught on tape which allowed Ricadonna to track them down. She hired Razorfist to find the portly thief and retrieve an item he stole. Croft wasn't in possession of the pilfered goods, so Razorfist killed Freezer Burn and his girlfriend, leaving their infant an orphan.