12/12/2006

Authorities in Volusia County, Fla., are searching for a naked man who breaks into the homes of women and tickles their feet as they sleep, according to a Local 6 News report.

Investigators said a woman who was asleep in her home on Katy Drive in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Saturday woke up at about 3 a.m. and found a man wearing only a baseball cap tickling her foot.

Police said when she screamed, the man dashed across the room with his hands covering his crotch.

The woman called 911 but the man had fled the area.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is working with the New Smyrna Beach Police Department on this case since several similar incidents happened in the area in 2005.

Police only have a vague description of the culprit.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

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