Masked intruder is a serial tickler to sleeping people

BRIGHTON, Mass. (NBC/NECN) – Police are looking for a burglar who has broken into several homes near Boston College — and tickled some of the occupants’ feet.

Police say the man was wearing a mask when he broke into three homes in Brighton.

One of the residents, college student David Master, says his roommate felt something tickling his foot but thought it was the cat.

It was then when he woke up and saw the masked intruder by his bed, who quickly ran out of the apartment.

“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 were reports of a break-in in two other homes, and the intruder wore a black mask.

Another college student says a man broke into his house last year and had also tickled one of his roommates’ feet, but the intruder was chased out of the home.

“One of my roommates chased him down the stairs and chased him down the street, but that was it. He never caught him,” said college student Vance Vergara. 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. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, 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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