Irish police revealed this week that officers helped actor Peter Dinklage avert a life-threatening situation during a summer Game of Thrones wrap party in Belfast when the Police Service of Northern Ireland PSNI arrested three separate midget poachers near the gathering. Hamilton reports that all three suspects were found in possession of weapons, restraint devices, and state-of-the-art midget-tracking equipment. Nearly a year past the incident, all three remain in police custody. Since the global success of the HBO series, the demand for dwarves on the European black market has spiked, and Interpol believes that midget trafficking is at an all-time high throughout Northern Europe. In most cases, people with dwarfism or other forms of skeletal dysplasia are sold off as high-priced home companions to wealthy families, but in a few known cases, midgets have been preserved through taxidermy to serve as mantle ornaments. Irish police had managed to keep the story under wraps for several months, but felt like it was important to bring light to the incident as reports of midget-related disappearances continue to surge.
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Report: Police arrested 3 midget poachers near “Game of Thrones” wrap party
Snopes needs your help! Learn more. Three members of the so-called Irish mob midgets, a Boston-based criminal organization composed of people of short stature, have been arrested this morning reports the Boston Chronicle.
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