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Brighton tickler strikes three homes Tuesday morning

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BRIGHTON, Mass. (WHDH) - Boston College students living in Brighton are being targeted by a man breaking into their homes and tickling their feet.

Police say the man broke into three homes in the Foster Street area and attempted to tickle the occupants Tuesday morning.

“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 said.

That incident was around 7 a.m. Fewer than 20 minutes later, the man went into a neighboring house where it is believed he wanted to do the same thing.

“[My roommate] saw a figure standing by his door. When he woke up, the man who I guess was wearing a ski mask, closed his door and ran out of the house,” Brandon Pecchia said.

A third report of a break-in and tickling was reported just before dawn as well.

Some students said this has been happening for a while.

"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 said.

Police say they aren’t sure if this is a prank, but they are taking it seriously.

The suspect is described as a male wearing light clothing and a ski mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police at 1-(800)-494-TIPS.
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