TikTok menace Mizzy jailed for 18 weeks

TikTok menace Mizzy is JAILED for 18 weeks in young offender institution after breaching a criminal behaviour order by posting videos when he was banned

  • Bacari-Broze O’Garro was found guilty of breaching a court order last month
  • Judge Matthew Bone told TikTok  menace Mizzy: ‘Your pranks are not funny’ 

TikTok menace Mizzy was today sentenced to 18 weeks’ detention in a young offenders institution having been found guilty of breaching a court order. 

The star, real name Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, was found guilty of two counts of breaching a court order prohibiting him from sharing videos of people without their consent at his trial last month.

In one of the offending videos, passersby were visible in the background as Mizzy said to the camera: ‘The UK law is a joke.’

At Stratford Magistrates Court on Tuesday, Judge Matthew Bone told him ‘put bluntly your pranks are not funny’.

Mizzy made a name for himself online after posting videos of a series of vile pranks including forcing himself into other people’s homes and cars; taking a distressed elderly lady’s pet dog and being a nuisance in shops and libraries.

He was missing his ‘sole witness’ today who would have spoken ‘in favour of him’ because the pair were arrested for perverting the course of justice 10 days ago, the court heard.

The criminal behaviour orders that Mizzy denied breaching were put in place on May 24 this year at Thameside Magistrate’s Court.

Mizzy, whose real name is Bacari-Brozne O’Garro, appeared at Stratford Magistrates’ Court today where he was sent to a young offenders’ institution for 18 weeks

Mizzy pictured, was told by Judge Matthew Bone that his pranks were ‘not funny’

Mizzy had previously mocked ‘UK law is a joke’, pictured today outside Stratford Magistrates’ Court

O’Garro has also previously shared a clip of himself cycling inside a Sainsbury’s  supermarket after he was given the criminal behaviour order

In this video at Westfield, he said he had just come out of court, adding: ‘I’m banned from this place [Stratford Westfield], I can’t go in here. The UK law is a joke.’

Wearing a black jacket and black trousers, O’Garro did not react as his sentence was read out.

After his trial last month, the father-of-one was banned from using social media after he 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.

He was found not guilty on two further counts of the same charge having denied all four charges.

As he sentenced him, Judge Bone said O’Garro’s actions had been motivated by a desire to ‘receive money and designer clothes from sponsors’.

‘Your further offending was motivated by your desire to be famous.

‘Your actions caused innocent members of the public significant harm and distress.

‘You claimed on national television the law was weak.

‘Put bluntly, your pranks are not funny.’

O’Garro’s trial heard how he began sharing videos of people without their consent on the same day the criminal behaviour order was passed on May 24 this year.

It was shown footage, shared on O’Garro’s Twitter account on the night of May 24, featuring him in Westfield shopping centre, Stratford, after he appeared on Piers Morgan’s TalkTV show and mocked the British judicial system.

In the video, passersby were visible in the background as Mizzy, from Hackney, said to the camera: ‘The UK law is a joke.’

Other videos shared on O’Garro’s Snapchat account, which were also in breach, showed him grabbing hold of a schoolboy by his uniform and another showed him fighting a man with dwarfism, which O’Garro claimed were hoax videos made with their prior agreement.

O’Garro’s claim that one of his friends, who had access to his login details, posted the Twitter videos without his consent, was dismissed by Judge Matthew Bone as ‘inconceivable’.

In mitigation, O’Garro’s lawyer Paul Lennon said he was a ‘young man’ and had shown a ‘lack of maturity.’

The social media star is completing a creative media production course at a sixth form college, and started a job as a waiter in a restaurant earlier this week, Mr Lennon said.

‘He is very academic and is predicted to achieve a distinction,’ he added.

‘He is making attempts to better himself.’

The judge handed the prankster an 18 week sentence for one of the offences, and 14 weeks for the other, but ruled they should run concurrently.

The judge also ‘strengthened’ the star’s social media ban, ruling that he could not share any videos, act with others to share videos or contribute to other people’s social media accounts for two years.

He was also ordered not to trespass on private property, or enter the E12 area of London.

O’Garro was also ordered to pay a £154 surcharge.

Speaking after the hearing, DCI Yasmin Lalani of the Met Police said: ‘I just think it is appropriate, when you have disregard for the law, I think it is a fitting sentence and I hope that he gets some help.

‘I think it is a loud and clear message that nobody is above the law and that you have got to be held accountable.

‘I think the right result has come through, more for the public as well, because I think the community were upset with the lack of respect for the law of the country and the distress and harassment he was causing, it was a blatant disregard for the harassment and distress for the community.

‘It is really for the age range of the very young to the elderly, members deserve to live, work, play and be safe in their own area.’

On May 26, another ‘riding bikes in places’ video was posted to his Twitter account that shows him cycling through the Jobcentre

Mizzy made a name for himself online after posting videos of a series of pranks, including riding on top of this bus

In a new video today, Mizzy boasted about his case being ‘light work’ while on his way to court

In another old video, O’Garro claimed that the police will never get him as he continued to cause chaos

O’Garro also sparked anger after appearing to walk into a family’s home without the owners’ permission

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