(Source) — A man has been breaking into the homes of students who live near Boston College and watching them sleep or tickling their feet, police and several alleged victims have confirmed. Police report at least 10 sightings of the so-called Tickler, who some in the neighborhood had long believed to be a myth. At least three students report having encountered him on the same night, April 7. “This is no myth,” said Sergeant Michael O’Hara, community service officer for the Boston Police district that covers Allston and Brighton. “It’s happening.” The Tickler has been reported over the last two years in an area from Lake Street to South Street in Brighton popular with BC students who live off campus, O’Hara said. Victims have described him as a 5-foot-8-inch black male of unknown age in dark clothing and a hoodie, he said. Some reported that the man watched them through their windows as he committed a sex act. Teddy Raddell, a BC junior, said he was jolted from a sound sleep at 5 a.m. on a Sunday in October by the sound of someone running down the stairs of the house he shares with several fellow Boston College students. “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.” Like other students, he said no valuables were stolen.
Here’s what I will admit: if this guy broke into my house it would probably the scariest moment of my life and I’d call the cops and probably be traumatized forever. But, guess what? He didn’t break into my house. So therefore this is legitimately one of the funniest articles I’ve ever read. Sorry, but that’s how it works. If it didn’t happen to me it’s funny. Some hooded black dude breaking into BC kids’ houses and tickling their feet while he jerks off then running away and falling down the stairs in the dead of night? Are you KIDDING me? I can’t write that sentence without LOLing my ass off. If it wasn’t for Sgt. O’Hara telling me this is actually happening (and I did google Sgt. O’Hara to confirm he exists) then I would never in a million years believe this is real. But, I guess reality is stranger than fiction and also way more terrifying for Teddy Raddell but more importantly funnier for the rest of us.