Lunch Bandit, The

Unknown person who for years routinely stole people’s lunches from a refrigerator at a Baltimore police station on the drama HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS/NBC/1993-99.


On the 1/3/97 episode while reviewing a documentary of the station life, a video clip revealed “The Lunch Bandit” to be Detective Captain Roger Gaffney (Walt MacPherson), a loud-mouth, bully with a crew-cut.


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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