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The “Foot Fetish Creep” is Back

HAR has started receiving calls from several members alerting us to the return of the “Foot Fetish Creep.” This is a man who has been on and off HAR’s and law enforcement’s radar for several years. Typically identifying himself as Andy or Eddie when he calls, he asks to be shown vacant properties above a certain dollar figure. He seems to target female agents whose photographs have been featured in ads in various print publications around the greater Houston area.

During his calls, the man asks the agent to describe her footwear and will usually request that she remove her shoes for improved cell phone reception. In some cases he asks whether they have had a pedicure and to describe the nail polish.

It is virtually impossible to know when he is calling because his calls display as “blocked” on most mobile phones. At least one brokerage invested in a special service that reveals blocked numbers and that aided police in their earlier investigation. The man tends to abruptly end his calls when he speaks to a male.

Fortunately no HAR members have ever been harmed by this individual, other than being subjected to his requests for descriptions of shoes and feet during the calls. To date, most REALTORS® either sense that something is wrong and hang up or he hasn’t shown up when they have actually scheduled a showing. The latter group has always taken a husband or boyfriend with them since they did still have an inkling that he was making somewhat odd requests.

HAR urges you to contact your local police department should you receive a call from the “Foot Fetish Creep.” The more complaints that law enforcement receives about this individual, the more likely it is that they will finally make this case a priority for investigation that hopefully brings about an end to the harassing calls.

HAR reminds you that, in all that you do each day and night, SAFETY MUST ALWAYS COME FIRST!

4 thoughts on “The “Foot Fetish Creep” is Back

  1. I’m a newer agent in the Clear Lake area but I too have had calls from the “foot fetish” caller. I used to run a retirement community in Pearland and he called the building frequently over the years. We did not do any print ads, so there were not pictures of anyone for him to target, I think he just knew the staff was predominately female. Because he had called off and on for years, I was able to see a pattern that he seemed to call us during school holidays and summer. Which makes it even creepier. Has anyone noticed a similar pattern of calls or are they just random?
    Finally, I told him my name was “Cathy” and did kinda lead him on a bit (I wouldn’t recommend) then hung up. He quickly called back and I had the Maintenance man answer, “Thanks for calling XYZ, this is Cathy can I help you?” He never called again! lol

  2. I have gotten various texts from a suspicious person that has similarities to the foot fetish creep. But my person claims to be a female and sends pictures, and then apologizes for sending pictures to the wrong person on accident. It usually happens about once a year for the past 5+ years. The last one I received this year was April 10th. Same MO, different person pictured. In the past I have tried to take it further to get more information. This time I didn’t respond.

  3. I have had a long conversation with this creep. He called a few years ago and I was on property desk and took his call. He talked with me for several minutes talking about relocating his shoe and handbag company to the Montgomery area and wanted to know more about it. As we talked he worked his way to “What kind of shoes do you like?” Immediately I knew he was the shoe fettish ( as he had already called two of my associates that month) — and I replied – oh I just love those big husky hiking boots – and the line went dead!

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