The Peruvian Porter was hired along other porters by American archaeologist Indiana Jones to accompany him to find the Temple of the Chachapoyan Warriors, where according to many, there was the legendary Chachapoyan Fertility Idol.
However, after clearing away some brush around an eight-foot tall Chachapoyan statue, this porter was frightened away by both the demonic idol, and the bats or birds that flew out of it. Running away from the statue, the porter didn't continue on the expedition with Jones, Barranca and Satipo.
Behind the scenes
In the third draft of the film's original script, written by Lawrence Kasdan, the Peruvian Porter didn't exist. Only Barranca and Satipo were the only members of the expedition that accompanied Indy to the Temple of the Chachapoyan Warriors and that were killed for their betrayals.
In LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, the Peruvian Porter is absent from the Peru sequence, being the other porters along Barranca and Satipo the ones who accompany Indy. However, after one porter is killed by an Hovito and other porter falls to his death by a ravine, Indiana discovers the demonic idol, and it's Barranca who is scared off by the bats, saving his life.