TikTok prankster Mizzy sentenced to 18 weeks at young offender's institute for 'deliberately flouting' court order

Tuesday 21 November 2023

TikTok prankster 'Mizzy' has been sentenced to 18 weeks at a young offender's institution for breaching a court order.

In October, Bacari-Bronze O’Garro was found to have “deliberately flouted” the order which prohibited him from sharing videos of people without their consent.

Stratford Magistrates Court ruled he had breached the criminal behaviour order “within hours” of it being passed on May 24th 2023.

During the trial, the court was shown footage shared to Mr O’Garro’s Twitter account on the night of May 24th featuring him in Westfield shopping centre, Stratford.

In the video, passersby were visible in the background as he said to the camera: “The UK law is a joke.”

That day, Mizzy had appeared on TalkTV's Piers Morgan Uncensored and mocked the British judicial system.

Speaking to Piers, Mizzy said he had remorse for his actions which he described as "having fun," adding that the UK's laws were "weak".

Bacari-Bronze O'Garro had claimed “hate as well as love” led to clicks and likes on social media

Bacari-Bronze O'Garro, also known as Mizzy, leaving Stratford Magistrates' Court.

He also described how “hate as well as love” led to clicks and likes on social media.

On his 'pranks', Mizzy said: "I wouldn’t call it terrorising people, I would more call it having fun. But let me get this out of the way, I apologise."

The father-of-one was ordered not to use social media “at all” except to send messages until his sentencing today.

Other videos shared on Mr O’Garro’s Snapchat account, which were also found to be in breach, showed him grabbing hold of a schoolboy by his uniform and another showing him fight a man with dwarfism.

Mizzy claimed that one of his friends, who had access to his login details, posted the Twitter videos without his consent, was dismissed as “inconceivable”.

Judge Matthew Bone, who oversaw the the 19-year-old’s trial said that Mr O'Garro had "stepped over the line of the order in a deliberate way."

He added: "What I have convicted Mr O'Garro of crosses the custody threshold.

"Mr O'Garro, you need to understand the seriousness of your situation now. You need to understand that you deliberately flouted this court order within hours of it being made.”