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Boston Tickler Strikes Again, Tickles Feet of Victims After Breaking In

By    |   Thursday, 12 June 2014 05:44 PM

A man nicknamed the "Boston tickler," who breaks into homes and tickles the feet of sleeping victims, is on the prowl again.

Police received three reports of a man breaking into homes of Boston College students Tuesday morning, and in at least two instances, the intruder tickled the feet of a sleeping individual, WHDH reported.

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“My roommate was asleep and he felt something tickling his foot; he thought it was the cat, and then he woke up and there was a man crouching by his bed,” David Masters told WHDH.

In a second incident, someone in the house woke up and saw a man in a ski mask standing by his door, WHDH said. The man ran out of the house.

A third occurrence, in which the intruder successfully tickled someone’s feet, was reported just after the others.

Police told Boston.com they have only one other incident on record in the last two years, and it indicated the intruder touched, but didn’t tickle, the victim’s feet. Area college students said it’s happened before.

The idea of someone breaking in and tickling feet has been considered something of a myth in the city, Boston.com said.

“This is no myth,” Sgt. Michael O’Hara, community service officer for the Boston Police district that covers Allston and Brighton, told Boston.com. “It’s happening.”

Boston College junior Teddy Raddell told Boston.com he woke up to the sound of someone running in his house, which he shares with college roommates, in October.

“I thought my roommate had fallen down the steps,” Raddell told Boston.com, “but then he started yelling. I got up and he said that he had woken up to someone touching his feet.”

"There was a guy who came to our house last semester and he tickled one of the kid’s feet in the house but I don’t really think much about it. We’ve just been locking our doors and haven't been bothered since then," Vance Vergara told WHDH.

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