TikTok prankster Mizzy set free on bail ahead of July trial


TikTok prankster accused of breaking a court order with social media videos has been set free on bail after his mother agreed to have him home.

Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, who goes by the nickname Mizzy, was handed a criminal behaviour order last week over a video showing him invading an unsuspecting family’s home.

The 18-year-old is accused of breaking the order almost immediately with a series of clips posted online, including one of him outside Westfield shopping centre.

O’Garro spent three nights in prison before appearing at Thames magistrates court on Tuesday morning, where he was granted bail.

A court official said O’Garro’s mother “agreed he could come home”, and he now has to reside at that address in Hackney until his trial on July 19.

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O’Garro has gained notoriety thanks to a string of so-called prank videos which feature him stealing a woman’s dog, ripping up library books and jumping into strangers’ cars

The case has attracted significant media attention, and Tuesday’s court hearing for O’Garro to seek bail was scheduled for 2pm.

Bacari-Bronze O’Garro at Thames Magistrates’ Court where he was charged with failing to comply with a community protection notice after a TikTok “prank” video showed people entering a private home without permission. Picture date: Wednesday May 24, 2023.

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However the court decided to hold it at 10am instead, when no reporters or members of the public were present.

According to the court official, prosecutor Pierre-Marie Dievart opposed bail, suggesting O’Garro has “no regard for the criminal justice system”.

Reporters were told that the bail hearing included discussion of O’Garro’s controversial appearance on Piers Morgan’s Talk TV show shortly after the CBO was imposed in which he claimed “UK laws are weak”.

Alexandra Darke, representing O’Garro, is said to have countered that the teenager was “antagonised by Piers Morgan”. On Saturday, O’Garro pleaded not guilty to three alleged breaches of the CBO.

At that hearing, which was attended by members of the media, prosecutor Rose Edwin said two of the three alleged offences took place on Thursday, with O’Garro accused of posting a video onto social media without the consent of the people featured as well as visiting Westfield Centre in Stratford, which he is not permitted to do under the CBO.

It is alleged O’Garro visited Hackney on Friday where he is accused of posting a video into social media without the consent of the people featured.

When the two-year CBO was made last week, O’Garro had admitted one count of failing to comply with a community protection notice issued on May 11 2022.

He filmed himself entering a home and sitting on the sofa, pretending to be attending a study session. The family were left fearing a burglary, the court heard.

O’Garro was issued with a £200 fine for that offence.


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