Vile tiktok ‘pranker’ films himself entering a stranger’s home
A TikTok user who went viral on social media this week, after he filmed himself entering a stranger’s house as a ‘prank’, could soon see his accounts deleted by social media companies thanks to a new law.
Bacari Ogarro, who goes by the name of ‘Mizzy’, caused outrage this week after a video of him entering the London home of a complete stranger went viral.
In the video, Mr Ogarro was seen startling a young family, the mother of whom had been in the front patio sweeping and left their front door open. The video opened with Ogarro and two friends saying: “Walking into random houses, let’s go”.
He then entered the house, attracting the attention of a woman in the front garden, before brazenly entering the hallway while young children were heard shouting: “daddy”.
As shocking as the video was, Mr Ogarro has made a habit of similar stunts.
Another video uploaded to his TikTok account showed him approaching an elderly woman on a park bench, scooping up her dog and sprinting away.
A third video showed him approaching random young women at Stoke Newington overground station and asking them if they want to die.
Other clips showed him harassing women on the Elizabeth Line; sitting on the laps of two female strangers while they socialised on a park bench; entering a library and destroying books; and getting into the backs of strangers’ cars.
Mr Ogarro has previously been arrested for ‘pranks’ harassing orthodox Jews in London, in which he approached a young man at a bus stop, put his hands on the victim’s shoulders and attempted to leapfrog him.
Ogarro claimed he was held by police for 36 hours over the incident.
Now a Minister has intervened to warn social media sites hosting Mr Ogarro’s videos to take action.
Paul Scully, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy, has warned TikTok that the forthcoming Online Safety Bill will mean social media companies would have to delete the content.
In the meantime, Mr Scully warned TikTok that they “don’t need to wait until then to do the right thing” with Mr Ogarro’s Twitter account, pointing out his content is “still against most platforms’ Terms and Conditions”.
Tory Assembly Member Susan Hall has also intervened, asking the Met Police to intervene and asking: “Is it any wonder women don’t feel safe”.
Mrs Hall added: “No legitimate social media platform should be hosting this thug’s vile videos.
“@metpoliceuk please can you urgently update the public as to what is being done to locate and apprehend this criminal”.
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Labour’s shadow DCMS minister Alex Davies-Jones said the content is “disturbing and upsetting”, adding it’s “another example of how we desperately need the Online Safety Bill to hold the social media platforms to account”.
He said: “Youtube & TikTok seem happy to allow this irresponsible content to proliferate on their platforms.
The Online Safety Bill is currently making its way through the House of Lords and will likely become law before the next General Election.
Mr Ogarro declined to comment when approached by the Express.
The Met told the Express they are “aware of footage circulating on social media and are investigating the circumstances”.
“Officers are conducting enquiries to establish the locations and those involved.
They are keen to speak to anyone with any information that could assist. Please contact police on 101 or via @MetCC and quote CAD4160/16May.”
TikTok was approached for comment.
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