Claim: Members of a midget crime gang are suspected of committing 55 break-ins.
Originated from: WorldNewsDailyReport.com
Date(s) active: Apr 2017
Claims that a crime gang compromised of midgets called the “Irish Mob Midgets” have seen 3 of their members arrested are spreading online. The rumours link back to an article on WorldNewsDailyReport.com that reads as follows –
Boston, MA | 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.
Security camera footage show the three suspects during a home break-in in which the intruders entered the house through the pet door.
Authorities also believe the crime organization could be behind 55 other similar break-ins in the region.
” They found a criminal use to their small-sized bodies and used them to break-in through chimneys, pet doors and small open windows ”
Although the Irish mob midgets officially describe themselves as a “non-profit motorcycle enthusiast group for small people of the Boston area”, several high-profile members of the organization have been arrested in the past years on charges of drug-trafficking, arson and aggravated assault.
As amusing as the story is, it is entirely fake. There have been no local media reports from reputable outlets in Boston describing such a crime game and the only article appearing that relates to this bizarre story is the original WorldNewsDailyReport.com.
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