Romanian Doru Apetrei appealed on Facebook for people in his home country to help with the bizarre plan.
Police are investigating an alleged plot to smuggle a ‘thieving dwarf’ out of the UK – as plane luggage.
UK-based Romanian Doru Apetrei posted a Facebook message to people in his homeland, asking them to help him smuggle the man known only as „the midget” out of the country.
Writing in a closed group for Romanians who are living in the UK, the 36-year-old posted: „Good evening! I’ve got a midget friend, 38 inches tall.
„He’s done a lot of stupid stuff here: he broke into a gas station in Elephant & Castle, also into some houses in Seven King (3 or 4), and he’s done some cards.
„But I won’t go into details! He’s being looked for here and wants to go back to Romania.
„He knows I’m leaving on the 11th [of March], so he suggested I put him in my luggage.
„He’ll add some money to my ticket and extra for the luggage (which is normal, I think!).
„Is there any risk of me getting caught? And if so, what can happen to me? The midget is an adult (he’s 30).”