TikToker in court over ‘prank’ videos

After video of an 18-year-old man entering someone’s home without their permission was extensively posted on social media, the man is scheduled to appear in court.

On social media, Bacari-Bronze O’Garro is known as Mizzy. She was detained on Monday on charges of producing a public nuisance. He is accused of disobeying a notice issued by the community protection office.

In other recordings, he is purportedly seen bothering commuters on trains and getting into a man’s car while saying it is his Uber.

In detention, Mr. O’Garro, a resident of Hackney, will later appear before magistrates.

The accusation comes as a result of a social media inquiry into online videos that appear to show seemingly unwanted approaches to members of the public in the street and at their houses.

The Central East Command Unit, which oversees the policing of Hackney and Tower Hamlets, Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, said at the time: “I do not underestimate the broad shock, pain, and concern that these recordings generated.

“Some people have referred to these as ‘prank’ videos, but I hope that this significant development demonstrates just how seriously we have been taking this investigation since this footage began circulating online.

“A number of these videos were produced, impacting on many different people and our investigation remains ongoing as we seek to build a strong picture of both the activity featured in the footage and impact on the public.”

Following the arrest he indicated: “Understandably there has been extensive comment on this case in the media and on social media. Now that an individual has been charged, I would ask that the judicial process be respected and allowed to take its proper course.”