Controversial TikTok prankster Mizzy has been sentenced to 18 weeks’ detention at a young offender’s institution.
Real name Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, the social media influencer was found guilty on two counts of breaching a criminal behaviour order imposed for posting videos on social media without consent.
He was found not guilty on two other counts.
In October, Mizzy was found to have “deliberately flouted” a court order prohibiting him from sharing videos of people without their consent “within hours” of it being passed.
Addressing the content creator at Stratford Magistrates Court on Tuesday, Judge Matthew Bone said: “Put bluntly, your pranks are not funny.”
He was issued the order after entering a family home as part of a TikTok prank video.
He begins the video by saying: “Walking into random houses, let’s go”, before he and two other people walk into the home.
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He and the others are confronted by a man in the house and ask where the “study group” is being held.
They then leave – but not before Mizzy briefly sits on the sofa. A young child can be heard in the background.
Speaking to the Independent after the video where he entered the home, he said he apologised to the homeowner the next day because he felt “sympathy and remorse” adding that he “wouldn’t do that again.”
In one of the offending videos, passersby were visible in the background as the influencer told viewers: “The UK law is a joke.”
Mr Bone, who oversaw the 19-year-old’s trial last month, criticised O’Garro for “lacking all credibility” after he denied four counts of breaching the order.
The judge ordered the father-of-one not to use social media “at all” except to send messages until he is sentenced and warned he could go to prison for the offences he had committed.
In another video uploaded to his now deleted TikTok account, Mizzy filmed himself walking up to an elderly woman sitting with her dog in a park before picking up the animal and appearing to running away with it.
Other clips show the 19-year-old seeming to enter a man’s car claiming it is “his Uber”, pester people on a train, rip up books in a library and ride an e-bike through a branch of Sainsbury’s.