A man has been given a criminal behaviour order and told to pay a total of £365 after invading a family’s house for a TikTok prank.
Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, 18, from Hackney, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court in a black hoodie and face mask.
He admitted one count of failing to comply with a community protection notice he was issued with last year.
Prosecutor Varinder Hayre said it stated he should not trespass on private property, but that he’d entered a home on 15 May to film a video.
“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 home owner. He went into the living room. He sat down on the sofa and said ‘Is this where the study group is?'”
Ms Hayre said the owner had asked O’Garro to leave multiple times, causing the family “a lot of distress” and that the mother had believed it was an attempted burglary.
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“It was discovered that he had filmed the entire incident for a TikTok trend about walking into random houses,” she told the court.
Defence solicitor Lee Sergent said O’Garro – known online as Mizzy – had apologised to the family.
He said he’d had an “extremely difficult childhood” and was raised by a single parent.
“He is an intelligent young man and a young man with some potential,” he told the court.
He said O’Garro received Universal Credit and was not in work or education.
Judge Charlotte Crangle issued a two-year criminal behaviour order that states he must not publish social media content without the consent of the people included.
He also mustn’t trespass or go to the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London.
O’Garro was fined £200, and told to pay a victim surcharge of £80 and costs of £85.