Serial tickler on the loose in Boston

Police in Boston are investigating a number of overnight break-ins in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston early Tuesday morning.

Two homes on Foster Road and one on Kirkwood Road were targeted during the early morning hours.

People living in the neighborhood close to Boston College fear a serial tickler is breaking into homes and targeting men.

In one of the break-ins, David Master said he heard screaming from one of his roommates. “He felt something on his foot and thought it was the cat,” Master said. “He woke up to see a man crouched by his bed.”

Master told the Boston Globe he and his roommates did not pursue the man. The man apparently walked in through their unlocked door.

The first break-in was reported around 3:50 a.m., the Globe reported. Residents in a home on Foster Street said they found a masked man in their home. When they spotted him, he ran in an unknown direction, the Globe reported.

Gino Caligore says his apartment was another target for the tickler. “Apparently the tickler had come in, tickled my roommate, and before my friend could catch him or anything, the guy ran out of the house,” Caligore said.

Boston police asked anyone with information about the crime to contact them.

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