A teenager has been fined and ordered to pay hundreds of pounds after breaking into a stranger’s home as part of a “prank” video posted on TikTok.
Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, known as “Mizzy” on social media, appeared at Thames Magistrates Court on Wednesday wearing a black hoodie and face mask.
The 18-year-old, from Hackney, London, has been charged with failing to comply with a community protection notice over a viral video of him entering a family home without permission.
Other videos allegedly show him getting into a man’s car, claiming it’s his Uber, stealing an elderly woman’s dog, running away laughing before later handing it back to her.
Varinder Hayre, prosecutor, told the court that O’Garro was issued a community protection order on May 11 last year and two of those were that he was not allowed to enter private property.
Ms Hayre said he then broke that rule by entering a home on May 15 this year.
“He went to the victim’s home address,” she said.
“The door of the estate was open.”
“Mr O’Garro entered the property and immediately went down the stairs.
“He was pulled over by the homeowner.”
“He went into the living room. He sat down on the sofa and said, “Is this the study group?”
Ms Hayre said: “He was told to leave on several occasions by both the victim and the husband.”
She added, “He was found to have filmed the entire incident for a TikTok trend about entering random homes.”
Ms Hayre said: “He has caused much grief to the family.”
“You can see the faces of the couple and their two young children.”
She told the court that the mother felt O’Garro was attempting a break-in, adding that the mother takes her family’s privacy “very seriously.”
“This has caused the victim great concern,” Ms Hayre said.
Lee Sergent said apologetically that O’Garro apologized to the family.
He said his client grew up with 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 his client is neither employed nor educated but is instead taking universal credit.
Mr Sergent added that his client created some legitimate social media content, including playing games and discussing conspiracy theories.
Judge Charlotte Crangle sentenced O’Garro to two years in prison.
The order included that O’Garro must not, directly or indirectly, post any video on social media without the documented consent of the people depicted in the content, that he must not trespass on private property, and that he must not visit the Westfield Center in Stratford.
She also ordered O’Garro to pay a fine of £200 plus a victim’s allowance of £80 and costs of £85 – a total of £365.
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