Mizzy, whose real name is Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, was filmed this morning being detained by a plain-clothed officer on the roof of a building near an Iceland store in south-east London.
Wearing a green and yellow vest and black jogging bottoms, the social media ‘prankster’ looked shocked as he was led away in handcuffs by the police while being filmed by one of his friends.
Confirming the arrest, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Police told MailOnline: ‘On Friday, 26 May, officers arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of breach of a criminal behaviour order. He has been taken into custody. Enquiries are ongoing.’
Mizzy, from Stoke Newington, east London, is behind a series of videos including stealing a woman’s dog, ripping up library books and jumping into strangers’ cars. This week he was fined just £365 and issued with a criminal behaviour order – meaning he can never again upload a video without the permission of all people appearing in it.
O’Garro then bragged ‘UK laws are weak’ when discussing how he was able to get off so lightly for his actions during a TV interview with Piers Morgan. And less than 24 hours after his court appearance, he sparked outrage by sharing a video of himself riding on the roof of a moving bus.
It comes after O’Garro and one of his friends yesterday vowed: ‘We’re gonna keep doing what we’re doing.’
Mizzy, whose real name is Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, was filmed this morning being detained by a plain-clothed officer
O’Garro is filmed by a friend being led away in handcuffs
Following his court appearance, viewers have reportedly been flocking to O’Garro’s videos. In footage posted on Twitter yesterday afternoon, the teenager boasted that his old videos have been ‘blowing up’.
‘You guys are on social media giving me what I want, you’re commenting on these videos, you’re engaging, you’re posting me more, sharing me everywhere,’ he said.
A friend who features in the eight-minute clip with him appears to reference an incident during which a court heard O’Garro walked into a family home pretending he was trying to find a study group. The friend describes the incident as ‘old’, saying ‘the time has passed’.
The friend adds: ‘Everyone who’s calling for the Metropolitan Police to get involved, you’re just bugging… we’re gonna be doing what we’re doing.
‘We’re not trying to harm anyone, we’re not trying to do nothing, you lot keep hating, you’re helping us.’
The 18-year-old, pictured in a video yesterday, was filmed this morning being detained by a plain-clothed officer on the roof of a building
His friend says in the video: ‘We’re not trying to harm anyone, we’re not trying to do nothing, you lot keep hating, you’re helping us.’
On his way to the interview with Morgan this week, O’Garro bragged the journalist was ‘going to try and catch me out, but I’ve got plans for him’.
Describing how he got off so lightly with his stunts, the teenager told Morgan that ‘UK laws are weak, simple as’.
O’Garro appeared in a slew of videos across social media hours after he was slapped on the wrist for staging a series of vile pranks.
In clips uploaded across several social media accounts, O’Garro is seen cycling into the back of a Sainsbury’s storeroom, baffling staff.
He posted videos of the same ‘prank’ at a McDonald’s and a Greggs – recording himself as he walked into the staff areas at the back of the shops.
And yesterday morning he shared footage of himself on Twitter where he rides on top of a moving bus.
O’Garro shared a clip on Twitter yesterday where he rode on top of a moving bus
O’Garro shared a clip of himself cycling inside a Sainsbury’s
In another video, O’Garro claimed that the police will never get him
During a feisty interview with Morgan where the pair interrupted each other throughout, Morgan listed the extreme pranks O’Garro has carried out.
‘You go up and take a dog from an elderly woman, you leapfrog over the top of an orthodox Jewish man standing at the side of the road minding his business. You go up to women in the street and say, “do you want to die?”’
The Talk TV presenter then asked: ‘A lot of the stuff that you do could have consequences far more serious but you don’t care do you, as long as you get a laugh?’
O’Garro replied: ‘Of course I care… I have remorse.’ He then said he is his ‘own person’ and ‘I am legally an adult now so I can do what I want’.
Morgan ended the interview by saying: ‘You’re just a complete moron.’ He added: ‘For the record, he wasn’t paid for this.’
Minutes after his appearance at Thames magistrates’ court this week, O’Garro uploaded a video in which he said the police will never get him as he strolled out grinning.
Creating a new TikTok account shortly after his court appearance, the teenager even appeared to taunt the police.
In the video, the teenager said: ‘Hello world I’m back and I’m taking over this, yeah… The feds thought they can have me, but where am I? We outside every time.’
At 7pm he then another video on TikTok, saying: ‘Hello world. You guys have all fallen to my plan. Right now I’m on the way to Piers Morgan. He’s gonna try and catch me out but I’ve got plans for him.’
During the interview, Morgan asked O’Garro: ‘What has been motivating you to terrorise the people around where you live?’
O’Garro replied: ‘I wouldn’t really call it terrorising, I’ll just call it more having fun.’
O’Garro at Thames magistrates’ court where he was charged with failing to comply with a community protection notice
The 18-year-old posted a ‘prank’ video where he entered a private home without permission
Discussing the prank where he walked into a woman’s house, O’Garro said: ‘You see this situation that blew up on the internet walking into random houses, the next day I apologised to the woman because I felt bad.
‘That was more of a spur of the moment thing, I got spurred on and my ego got a hold of me. I realised that at that moment and that’s why I went to apologise the next day.’
O’Garro later claimed: ‘Hate brings money. Hate brings likes, brings views – it doesn’t matter.’
Neighbours of O’Garro this week lashed out as they described how he has made their lives ‘hell’ and waged a ‘campaign of terror’, leaving many of them too afraid to leave their homes.
His antics have included filming himself stealing an elderly woman’s dog, which left her visibly distressed; rushing up to women and asking them if they ‘want to die’; knocking people off bikes and riding away on them and jumping in or on cars.
Stoke Newington is home to a large orthodox Jewish community, many of whom have been targeted by O’Garro in his videos.
This year he was arrested for harassing orthodox Jews, with one video showing him approaching a man at a bus stop before putting his hands over his victim’s shoulders and attempting a leapfrog.
In a second video he could be seen cycling while wearing a traditional hat and saying: ‘Guys I’m a f*****g Jew.’
Neighbours say O’Garro has made their lives a ‘living hell’ with his TikTok ‘pranks’
O’Garro sparked anger after appearing to walk into a family’s home without the owners’ permission
As anger over his videos increased, O’Garro was arrested this week on a charge of failing to comply with a community protection order, which was imposed last year following some of his TikTok videos.
But locals in the area where he lives demanded stricter punishment and that he be locked up or banned from returning to the neighbourhood because he had made their lives ‘hell’.
O’Garro lives in a top floor flat of a shabby house on a wide, leafy road in Stoke Newington with his mother Donna.
Joanne, who did not want to give her last name, said: ‘I’ve known Bacari all his life and since he got into TikTok he’s been nothing but trouble.
‘There are lots of people around here who’ve been harassed by him in his videos. He’s burst into people’s homes, stolen their shopping or knocked them off their bikes.
‘The police are always going to his house but so far they’ve not been able to stop him. The boy is a nightmare, this is a lovely area, but he ruins it for many of us. He needs to be kept away from here for our safety.’
Francis, another neighbour, said: ‘We’ve had enough of Bacari, he needs to be excluded from this area.
‘A community protection order is not enough because he can’t be trusted to behave himself. He might think he’s being funny but he’s ruining our lives.
‘Bacari is a TikTok terror and a waste of space. Everybody around here knows what he’s like. Lots of people are too afraid to go out and when they do, are always looking over their shoulders for Bacari and his mates.
‘Nobody has got a good word to say about him. We’re sick and tired of his stupid behaviour and these videos he makes.’
All the neighbours spoken to by MailOnline were too afraid to give their full names or be photographed and said O’Garro was part of a larger group of well-known teenagers who help him make his videos.
Ahmed, who lives on the same road as him, said: ‘There’s a whole gang of them and they’re all useless idiots who take a lot of pride in scaring us locals.
‘You never know what they’re going to do next, and many people are too afraid to go out or confront them.
‘These kids think they’re being funny but they’re just a bunch of morons who cause a lot of distress. They should all be locked up.’
O’Garro holds his hands out as he walked out of Thames magistrates’ court
He then turns and looks at the camera, smiling and laughing
He was fined £200 and will have to pay an £80 surcharge with £85 in prosecution costs
During his court hearing, O’Garro appeared in the dock wearing a black hoodie and a face mask. He spoke only to confirm his name, age and address, and to admit to one count of failing to comply with a community protection notice.
Varinder Hayre, prosecuting, told the court O’Garro was issued with a community protection notice on May 11 last year, and that two of its conditions were that he was not trespass on to private property.
Ms Hayre said he breached that notice by entering a home on May 15 this year.
‘He went to the home address of the victim,’ she said.
‘The woman was cleaning the patio when he entered her home. Mr O’Garro walked into the property and walked down the stairs.
‘He was stopped by the homeowner. Mr O’Garro went to the living room and sat on the sofa.
‘He was asked to leave multiple times by both the victim and her husband. He ignored their request and carried on walking in their home address.
‘The following day it turned out that he had filmed the whole incident. It had been circulated on social media.
‘The victim was unaware that Mr O’Garro was recording the incident. He captured the faces of her husband and children. She strongly feels he put her family at risk.’
Lee Sergent, defending, said: ‘The first thing to say on Mr O’Garro’s behalf is that he is sorry. He never intended to cause any distress or upset by his actions. It is fair to say that he believed what he was doing was a harmless prank.
In one of his videos he can be seen saying: ‘Walking into random houses, let’s go’
In another of his videos, O’Garro walked up to women in public pretending they were his mother
As part of another ‘prank’, the teenager stole a woman’s dog who was sitting in the park
O’Garro featured in one of his friend’s TikTok videos where it appeared he was being arrested
The 18-year-old turns and walks into another room with police by his side
‘He has now had the opportunity to reflect and realises that what he did was very stupid and very wrong and acknowledges it must have been extremely upsetting for the family whose house he entered.’
Mr Sergent added: ‘The problem with social media is that content is celebrated not based on its quality or social value but on the quantity of likes and followers.
‘He was egged on to a certain degree to do ever more content to gain more likes and followers.’
District Judge Charlotte Crangle said: ‘I have seen the footage and I can see exactly why the people who lived in that house were so upset and distressed on that day.
‘I am reassured by the fact that you have expressed remorse, and have gone back and apologised to them. I hope that time in custody has given you time to reflect on your behaviour.’
The criminal behaviour order imposed by the court means O’Garro cannot upload any video content on to social media without the consent of those in the videos and he must not trespass on any private property.
Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway of the Central East Command Unit added: ‘I do not underestimate the widespread upset, distress and concern that these videos caused.
‘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.’
Earlier this week the Met Police said in a statement: ‘The arrest follows an investigation into social media footage which featured a number of incidents, including apparently unsolicited approaches made towards members of the public in the street or on transport, and entering addresses without the apparent permission of the owners.’