Dana Matherson is a minor antagonist in the book and it's film adaptaion Hoot. Hoot is a book by the author Carl Hiaasen who wrote many other good books as well such as Star Island. Dana is a bully who picked on Roy the main character since he was the new kid in school. He did a couple things to Roy including making him drop his books and shoving his face into the bus window. He also strangled Roy on the bus until Roy punched him in the face and broke his nose before escaping to stop the unknown running boy.