Mat Heathertoes is found at the Beggar's Alley in western Bree. He is not happy with the increase of brigands and ruffians pushing the folk without means around.
- "Butterbur: 'And there was trouble right here in Bree, bad trouble. Why, we had a real set-to, and there were some folk killed, killed dead! If you'll believe me.' 'I will indeed,' said Gandalf. 'How many?' 'Three and two,' said Butterbur, referring to the big folk and the little. 'There was poor Mat Heathertoes, (...)'" — The Return of the King