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Police Looking for 'Serial Tickler' Who's Struck Local Homes

Authorities said over the last two years, there have been a host of reports about a man breaking into homes in Brighton and tickling victims' feet or peering into their windows as they slept.

Credit: "Artistic Feet" via Flickr
Credit: "Artistic Feet" via Flickr
Local police are on the lookout for a "serial tickler."

“This is no myth,” Boston police Sgt. Michael O’Hara told Boston.com.

The suspect has broken into the homes of Boston College students living in Brighton, Boston.com reported. Authorities said over the last two years, there have been about 10 reports of a man breaking into homes and tickling victims' feet or peering into their windows while they slept—sometimes "committing a sex act" on himself, according to Boston.com.

BC junior Daniel Marenzi said in October he woke up to someone tickling his feet.

“I thought my friend was just trying to annoy me, but I soon realized it wasn’t anyone I knew,” Marenzi told Boston.com. “I freaked out and sat up but he was already on the way out.”

O'Hara said the suspect has hit residences in an area stretching from Lake Street to South Street.

Jonny Goldowsky, who lives on Foster Street, said in March he saw a man in a ski mask break into his house. About a month later, one of Goldowsky's roommates said a man broke into their residence and sneaked into a room before being chased out.

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