Teenager fined over entering stranger’s home as part of a TikTok prank | UK News
A teenager has been issued a criminal conduct order and ordered to pay hundreds of pounds after breaking into a stranger’s home as part of a TikTok video prank.
Bakary-Bronze O’Garro, known on social media as “Mizzy”, appeared before Thames Magistrates Court on Wednesday wearing a black hoodie and face mask.
An 18-year-old from Hackney, London has been charged with failing to comply with a community protection notice due to a viral video of him entering the family home without permission.
Other videos purportedly show him getting into the man’s car, claiming it was his Uber, stealing the elderly woman’s dog and running off laughing, then returning it to her.
Prosecutor Varinder Hare told the court that O’Garro had been issued a public protection notice on May 11 last year, and that two of its conditions were that he must not infringe on private property.
Ms Hare said he then violated that notice by entering the house on May 15 this year.
“He went to the victim’s home address,” she said.
“The door of the house was open.
Mr. O’Garro entered the house and immediately descended the stairs.
“The landlord stopped him.
“He went into the living room. He sat down on the couch and said, “Is this a study group here?”
Ms Hare said: “Both the victim and the husband asked him to leave several times.”
She added, “It was revealed that he filmed the entire incident for a TikTok trend about going to random houses.”
Ms Hare said: “He caused the family a lot of suffering.
“You can see the faces of the couple and their two young children.”
She told the court that her mother was under the impression that O’Garro was trying to commit a burglary and added that her mother takes her family’s privacy “very seriously”.
“This greatly disturbed the victim,” Ms Hare said.
Lee Sergent, as a mitigation, said that O’Garro had apologized to the family.
He said his client was raised by a single parent and had a difficult upbringing.
“Mr. O’Garro grew up in a single-parent family,” said Mr. Sergent.
“He had a very difficult childhood.
“He’s a smart young man and a young man with some potential.”
He said his client did not work or study, but was instead receiving universal credit.
Mr Sergent added that his client created some legitimate social media content, including playing games and discussing conspiracy theories.
Judge Charlotte Crangle gave O’Garro a two-year sentence of criminal conduct.
The order included that O’Garro must not directly or indirectly post videos on social media without the documented consent of the people featured in the content, that he must not invade private property, and that he must not visit the Westfield Center in Stratford. .
She also ordered O’Garro to pay a £200 fine, as well as an additional £80 fee and £85 expenses – totaling £365.
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