Out: The Boston Strangler. In: The Boston ... Tickler?

A male suspect dubbed by Massachusetts police as the Boston Tickler has been breaking into homes in the Brighton area, watching students who attend the local college as they sleep — sometimes tickling their feet.

At least three students who attend Boston College reported a run-in with the suspect — who’s described as black, about 5-foot-7 and dressed in dark clothing, including a hoodie — all on the same night, the New York Post reported. The Brighton area is home to a lot of college students who live off-campus, police said.

“This is no myth,” said Boston Police Sgt. Michael O’Hara, in the New York Post.