Police hunting for TikToker 'Mizzy' who entered stranger's home and asked women if they 'want to die'
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Police are looking for a British teenager who has gained notoriety on social media for a range of TikTok 'pranks'.
Some of his wildest videos show him stealing a woman's dog, storming the home of a random family with a group of young men, and forcing his way into a stranger's car.
In other clips, Bacari Ogarro, from Stoke Newington in north London, was seen ripping pages out of library books, harassing women on trains and in parks, and riding an e-bike through a supermarket.
Metropolitan Police visited the 18-year-old's home shortly after he uploaded a video of himself stealing an elderly woman's dog while running away laughing, according to the Daily Mail.
The teenager, who goes by the name 'Mizzy' online, later returned the precious pooch to its clearly distressed owner.
One officer told the outlet: "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 Ogarro about a number of things, including the videos that he's posted."
They added: "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."
The Metropolitan Police later confirmed it was looking for Ogarro as they believe he may have breached a Community Protection Notice, which prohibits him from carrying out any act which will or is intended to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
Authorities also confirmed they are trying to trace the teenager after a video showed two people walking into a house in Hackney, much to the alarm of a man and woman who urged the two to leave.
Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway of the Central East Command Unit, which is the unit responsible for policing in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said they're looking into the footage.
"We are aware that this video has been widely shared both on social and mainstream media, and understand the concern caused by its content," Conway said, as per the Daily Mail.
"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."
Ogarro told The Independent that he couldn't care less about if his people love or hate him, as it's all about engagement and views for him.
"It’s the fact that people are talking that’s important," he said.
When asked about the criminal nature and subsequent police activity surrounding some of his 'pranks', he said: "I ain’t got too much to say to them people just that I know myself and so do my fans."
Ogarro also claimed he went to the Hackney family’s house the day after he posted the video and apologised.
He said while he doesn't usually have regrets over his videos, he does feel 'sympathy and remorse' and added he 'wouldn’t do that again'.
Former policeman Mark Williams-Thomas has since questioned why Ogarro had not been prosecuted for his alarming actions.
"There's enough evidence now for the Met Police to arrest the vile and idiotic TiKTok/YouTuber 'Mizzy' (Bacari Ogarro) for at least criminal damage and assault," he said.
"He has documented all his crimes as well so that will help with a prosecution."
MPs have since joined calls for Police to take urgent action to stop him.
His TikTok account has since been taken down and his YouTube account has also been deactivated and replaced with a message saying it had breached the platform's terms of service.
Jed Horner, TikTok Country Policy Manager, Trust & Safety, told LADbible: "The safety of the TikTok community is our highest priority.
"Content that promotes or glorifies dangerous behaviour, including these so-called 'challenges', is strictly prohibited and promptly removed from our platform.
"Our Community Guidelines clearly state what is and is not acceptable on our platform and everyday we remove and ban content and accounts that breach these guidelines, including dangerous challenges like this."