Teenager fined over entering stranger's home as part of a TikTok 'prank'

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A teenager has been issued with a criminal behaviour order and ordered to pay hundreds of pounds after breaking into a stranger’s home as part of a ‘prank’ video on TikTok.

Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, known as ‘Mizzy’ on social media, appeared in Thames Magistrates Court on Wednesday, wearing a black hoodie and face mask.

The 18-year-old, from Hackney, London, was charged with failure to comply with a community protection notice over a viral video which saw him enter a family home without permission.

Other videos allegedly show him entering a man’s car claiming it is his Uber and stealing an elderly woman’s dog and running away laughing, before later returning it to her.

Varinder Hayre, prosecuting, told the court that O’Garro was issued with a community protection notice on May 11 last year, and that two of its conditions were that he not trespass onto private property.

Ms Hayre said that he then breached that notice by entering a home on May 15 this year.

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‘He went to the home address of the victim,’ she said.

‘The door of the property was open.

‘Mr O’Garro walked into the property and immediately walked down the stairs.

‘He was stopped by the homeowner.

‘He went into the living room. He sat down on the sofa and said ‘Is this where the study group is?’

Ms Hayre said: ‘He was asked to leave multiple times by both the victim and the husband.’

She added: ‘It was discovered that he had filmed the entire incident for a TikTok trend about walking into random houses.’

Ms Hayre said: ‘He has caused the family a lot of distress.

‘The faces of the couple and their two young children can be seen.’

She told the court that the mother was under the impression that O’Garro was attempting burglary, and added that the mother takes her family’s privacy ‘very seriously’.

‘This has caused the victim great concern,’ Ms Hayre said.

Lee Sergent, in mitigation, said that O’Garro had apologised to the family.

He said that his client was raised by a single parent and had a difficult upbringing.

‘Mr O’Garro grew up in a single parent household,’ Mr Sergent said.

‘He had an extremely difficult childhood.

‘He is an intelligent young man and a young man with some potential.’

He said that his client was neither in work nor education, but was instead in receipt of Universal Credit.

Mr Sergent added that his client had made some legitimate social media content, including playing games and discussing conspiracy theories.

Judge Charlotte Crangle issued O’Garro with a two-year criminal behaviour order.

The order included that O’Garro must not directly or indirectly post videos on to social media without the documented consent of the people featured in the content, that he must not trespass into private property, and that he must not attend the Westfield Centre in Stratford.

She also ordered O’Garro to pay a fine of £200, as well as a victim surcharge of £80 and costs of £85 – totalling £365.

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