Bedroom tickler on the loose

BOSTON (NECN) – Massachusetts police are searching for a man who allegedly broke into three Boston homes overnight, and in one case, tickled the foot of a sleeping student inside.

“My roommate woke up last night, he felt a tickling on his foot. he thought it was the cat at first and then woke up to a man crouched by his bed,” said Boston College student David Master. “He started screaming, and that woke me up, and I saw someone run out and around.”

There were reports of an intruder at three locations in one neighborhood.

“It’s just very weird and unsettling,” said Master. “He didn’t hurt anyone, didn’t take anything, but it does seem very creepy.”

“There was a guy who came to our house last semester, and he tickled one of the kid’s feet in the house,” said Boston College student Vance Vergara of a previous incident. “One of my roommates chased him down the stairs and chased him down the street, but that was it, he never caught him.”

Detectives are actively investigating. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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