Tickling is a form of torture. I have believed this to be true ever since I was a kid and my dad would squeeze tickle my knee. It made me laugh for a second, and then it was awful. I'm still going to file that one under "good memories" because it was my dad and meant in good fun. There is one tickler, however, doing it because he is a creep.
There is a serial tickler breaking into homes in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. It seems to be mostly college student houses he's getting into, and while they sleep, he tickles them.
This is real. It's been happening for two years, but recently there have been more incidents. There have been over 10 sightings of the Tickler, and one tickling victim, Daniel Marenzi, shared, "I thought my friend was just trying to annoy me, but I soon realized it wasn’t anyone I knew. I freaked out and sat up but he was already on the way out."
Weird. Disgusting. Creepy. Wrong. This man needs to be caught. I assume he has some sort of foot fetish, which isn't uncommon as I've learned the hard way. I live in NYC and one time I watched as a man seemed to get pleasure from looking at my toes on a not-so-crowded subway. I felt violated and luckily only had two stops to go before I had to get off the train. My friend had an even weirder experience. She was talking with a man on the subway once -- having a nice chat -- and he offered to rub her feet. For some reason, she agreed. There they sat -- her foot in his hand, when something even more bizarre happened. It became a sexual thing for him, and she got herself out of the situation she really shouldn't have put herself in to begin with. Luckily.
But this Tickler, he's breaking into houses. Apparently he is quite stealthy about it since he is getting in undetected and able to stand at his victim's bed and start tickling their feet. Just imagining that scenario is revolting. I hope he's caught soon.
What would you do if you caught a tickler in your home? Have you ever had an experience with a person who has a fetish like this?
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