A TikTok prankster who was banned by police from uploading videos to social media without consent has posted even more videos online - and has boasted that he “manifested” his supposed infamy.
Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, of Manor Road, Hackney, was fined on Wednesday (24 May) after a police investigation into social media posts, which appeared to show him entering family homes uninvited. He was also banned from posting videos online without the permission of people in the video.
But, just hours after walking out of court, O’Garro created new online profiles and published more videos on social media, including TikTok and Twitter. In one video, he called UK law a “joke” and in another he said he had become “infamous”. He also boasted that he had “manifested” his apparent infamy and “being on the face of the internet”, and added that every interaction with his videos was giving him what he wanted.
The 18-year-old was charged with failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice on Wednesday 24 May, Met Police confirmed, after he was arrested on Tuesday (23 May). He appeared at Thames Magistrates' Court on 24 May, where he pleaded guilty while in custody on remand. He was given a £200 fine, £85 victim surcharge and £80 costs.
He was also issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) for two years, which prevents him from trespassing into any private property, including residential homes, business properties, school and retail outlets. He will also be unable to upload any videos on social media, directly or indirectly, including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube without prior consent of people in the video. The order will last until May 2025.
In one video, however, he seemed to mock his ban and said: “Apparently, I’m banned on all social media platforms but I just love TikTok so much”.
The charge follows the circulation of videos online which allegedly show O'Garro, known as Mizzy online, making unsolicited approaches towards people in the street or on public transport.
In another video three people appear to enter a couple's house in London without permission. They only leave when the male occupant says there are kids inside. It is unknown when the videos were filmed.
In one video O’Garro did not seem to show any remorse for his actions, however, and said he “liked” going into houses uninvited. He said: “You may have seen me walking into random houses. What if I told you I liked it? What if I told you I do it every night before I go to bed, I just walk into your house”. It’s not clear when this video was posted.
The Met said said that it had carried out an investigation after being made aware of social media videos which allegedly showed "apparently unsolicited approaches made towards members of the public in the street or on transport, and entering addresses without the apparent permission of the owners".
Speaking after O’Garro was fined, Det Ch Supt James Conway, part of the policing team in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, east London, said: “I do not underestimate the widespread upset, distress and concern that these videos caused.
"I want people to know that we have shared their concern and that my officers have taken swift and robust action. The CBO issued is a powerful measure designed to prevent behaviour which has caused alarm and distress to our communities. If the conditions are breached, at any point over the two year period, a custodial sentence can result.
"Some people have referred to these as ‘prank’ videos, but I hope that this outcome demonstrates just how seriously we have been taking this investigation and the understandable public alarm, since this footage began circulating online."