TikTok Trickster Mizzy Arrested for Breaking into Stranger’s Home
A confusing viral phenomenon has taken over TikTok once again – the law-breaking trickster. Eighteen-year-old TikTok user, Mizzy, whose real name is Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, was arrested for breaking into a stranger’s home amidst his pranking video uploads. As usual, the story behind it all is pretty wild.
The TikTokker has become popular for posting videos of himself carrying out ‘pranks’ or ‘practical jokes’. His content includes cycling into a Sainsbury’s store room, jumping into strangers’ cars, and stealing a woman’s dog. He was, therefore, arrested for entering a house in London’s Hackney without permission and breaching a community protection notice issued in May 2020 that stated he should not trespass on private property.
During the prank gone wrong, a woman inside the house asked him what he was doing, but the TikTokker sat on the sofa briefly before leaving. He faced the law in Thames Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday and apologised for his actions, calling the stunt ‘stupid’. He was fined £200 and will also have to pay £80 surcharge and £85 in prosecution costs.
To avoid such incidents, the court issued Mizzy with a two-year criminal behaviour order, preventing him from uploading another video without the permission of everyone who appears in it. However, in contrast to his demeanour in court, Mizzy has been pretty nonchalant about his behaviour. In an interview with Piers Morgan, he explained that ‘hate brings money’ and views.
Mizzy added that he is not bound by the weak UK laws as he is an adult and can do whatever he wants. Meanwhile, he is claiming that people are trying to slander him due to his status as a Black male. However, he later announced his decision to quit pranking, saying that the move is necessary to move on with his career, social media career, and how he wants to move.
It seems the TikTokker would continue to attract controversy despite the stern warning from the court, as he has already posted a video to a new TikTok account claiming the police will never get him.