"DON'T KNOCK IT TIL YOU TRY IT"
Detective Frank Arcaro had been canvassing transient hotels all over Manhattan is search of a psychiatrist who may have been kidnapped by two Las Vegas showgirls. Exhausted from the effort, Arcaro called in to his boss, Lt. Mike Parker of the 65th Precinct. Unfortunately for Arcaro, Lt. Parker just received a picture of the psychiatrist and so the detectives would have to pick up copies and make the rounds again. Arcaro didn't know where he would find the strength to go through it all again....
"Where are you going to find the energy?" Parker barked over the phone. "Have a lollipop!"
This may have been the type of advice Parker gave to all of the young detectives on his watch, and one of them may have taken it to heart.
Theo Kojak later transferred to the 11th Precinct in Manhattan, where he became known for his sartorial savvy and the omnipresence of his lollipop.