EXCLUSIVE Are police finally cracking down on TikTok ‘prankster’? Cops swoop on teenager’s flat that he shares with his mum as outrage grows over clips of him storming homes at random, harassing women, stealing dogs and jumping into strangers’
- Bacari Ogarro is an 18-year-old from Hackney who goes by the name ‘Mizzy’
Police officers today swooped on the flat of a teenager behind a series of vile TikTok ‘pranks’ that have included stealing a woman’s dog, ripping up library books and jumping into strangers’ cars.
Bacari Ogarro, an 18-year-old from Stoke Newington, north London, who goes by the name ‘Mizzy’, has prompted disgust after he stormed in the home of a random family with a group of other young men.
It is just one of a number of disturbing videos in which he harasses people. In his latest sick prank, he films himself stealing an elderly woman’s dog and is seen running away while laughing. He later returns to the animal to its owner, who is visibly distressed.
This afternoon at around 3pm two police officers arrived at the flat the teenager shares with his single mother Donna in Stoke Newington as outrage grew over his TikTok videos, which have gone viral.
One officer told MailOnline: ‘We’ve been looking for him for a number of days but each time we visit the property, he’s never in. We’d like to speak with Bacari about a number of things, including the videos that he’s posted.
Bacari Ogarro, an 18-year-old from Hackney, north London, who goes by the name ‘Mizzy’, prompted disgust last week when he stormed into the home of a random family
‘He’s very well known around here and we’ve had to visit his home in the past to speak to him several times about his conduct. We can’t go into any details about the exact reason why we want to speak to him. I can’t say if any further action will follow.’
Outrage has grown in recent days about the teenager’s conduct, with further videos showing him harassing women on a train and in a park; walking into a library and destroying books; and riding an e-bike through Sainsbury’s while security guards try to stop him.
Earlier today, former policeman Mark Williams-Thomas questioned why Mr Ogarro had not been prosecuted.
He said: ‘There’s enough evidence now for the Met Police to arrest the vile & idiotic TiKTok/YouTuber ‘Mizzy'(Bacari Ogarro) for at least criminal damage & assault. He has documented all his crimes as well so that will help with a prosecution.’
Mr Ogarro’s TikTok account has been taken down.
His YouTube page, which has nearly 39,000 subscribers, was still live this morning.
By just after midday it had been deactivated, with a message saying it had breached the platform’s terms of service.
In Mr Ogarro’s last video, posted yesterday, he boasted of how his videos had ‘blown up’ since the outrage at his ‘home invasion’ video.
And he crowed that criticism of his sick stunts was only helping him by generating more views and engagement.
Mr Ogarro has previously filmed himself approaching an elderly woman in the park before picking up her dog and running away with it
Another photo shows him going into a local library and ripping up books in front of staff
In one clip, he gets into the back of a man’s car while saying ‘it’s my Uber’ before becoming aggressive when he is asked to leave
‘You guys are on social media giving me what you want. You’re commenting on these videos, engaging… it’s making my ting blow up,’ he says.
A friend then appears and tells the camera: ‘All you’re doing is aiding our mission… it’s still reinforcing the narrative of the message we’re trying to say… it’s a movement, bro’.
Mr Ogarro has previously been arrested for harassing orthodox Jews in London, 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.’
The Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is trying to trace an 18-year-old man after a video showing two people walking into a house in Hackney.
The force said its officers want to speak to the man so he can be dealt with for a suspected breach of a Community Protection Notice issued last May.
It said this notice prohibits the man from carrying out any act which will or is intended to cause harassment, alarm or distress, and the video in question could amount to such a breach.
Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway of the Central East Command Unit, responsible for policing in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said: ‘We are aware that this video has been widely shared both on social and mainstream media, and understand the concern caused by its content.
‘I would like to reassure the public that we are taking the matter very seriously and are conducting an investigation, including enquiries to locate the man seen in the video.
‘We have spoken with the homeowners and will continue to liaise with them in regards to our action on this matter.
‘We are aware of other videos posted by the same individual which have also been circulating, but believe these to be historic matters which were addressed through previous police action, though we continue to pursue enquiries to check this.’
MPs have joined calls for the Met to take urgent action to stop him.
Labour MP Alex Davies-Jones said: ‘This content is disturbing and upsetting.
‘Yet another example of how we desperately need the Online Safety Bill to hold the social media platforms to account.
‘YouTube & TikTok seem happy to allow this irresponsible content to proliferate on their platforms. It’s unacceptable.’
Mr Ogarro riding through Sainsbury’s on an e-bike (left) and being told to ‘f*** off’ by a brave woman he was harassing
Susan Hall, the leader of the Tory group at the London Assembly, said: ‘No legitimate social media platform should be hosting this thug’s vile videos.
‘Please can you urgently update the public as to what is being done to locate and apprehend this criminal.’
On Sunday, the Met told the Express they were ‘aware of footage circulating on social media and are investigating the circumstances’.
‘Officers are conducting enquiries to establish the locations and those involved.
‘We are keen to speak to anyone with any information that could assist. Please contact police on 101 or via @MetCC and quote CAD4160/16May.’
A TikTok spokesman said: ‘Our Community Guidelines are clear that we prohibit content promoting criminal activity. In relation to this issue, we have banned accounts for violating these guidelines.’
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