Police are searching for a 'Serial Tickler' who has been targeting Boston College students

The Tickler, who has been breaking into the homes of BC students to watch them sleep or tickle their feet, is no laughing matter.
By Evan Bleier  |  May 28, 2014 at 10:31 AM
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BOSTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Police are on the lookout for a suspect known as "The Tickler" who has reportedly been breaking into the homes of Boston College students to watch them sleep or tickle their tootsies.

Long thought to be a myth, Boston police have confirmed at least 10 sightings of the tickler, three of which occurred on the night of April 7.

"This is no myth," community service officer Sgt. Michael O'Hara told the Boston Globe. "It's happening."

BC junior Teddy Raddell awoke to the sound of someone fleeing from his home early on a Sunday morning in October. "I thought my roommate had fallen down the steps," Raddell said, "but then he started yelling. I got up and he said that he had woken up to someone touching his feet."

Despite all of the sightings, no photos or video of the alleged Tickler exist. "If we had something to go on," O'Hara said, "we would."

Police have advised students to be vigilant and lock their doors because it is unknown "what this guy is going to do or if he has a weapon."

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