Controversial TikToker Mizzy hands himself into police after entering stranger's home uninvited
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TikToker Mizzy has handed himself over to police following the publication of a video where he broke into a stranger's home.
Mizzy, real name Bacari Ogarro, is a controversial figure on the platform who carries out a series of so-called pranks including stealing a woman's dog, forcing his way into a stranger's car and getting into the home of a family.
He's also posted videos of himself ripping pages out of library books, harassing people in public places and riding an e-bike through a supermarket.
Police previously confirmed that they were looking for him after the publication of a video showing two people walking into a stranger's home in Hackney.
They confirmed the arrest was made on Monday evening and that an 18-year-old was currently in police custody.
The statement read: "The arrest follows an investigation into social media footage which featured a number of incidents, including apparently unsolicited approaches made towards members of the public in the street or on transport, and entering addresses without the apparent permission of the owners."
The chief of the Central East Command Unit, the body responsible for policing in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, also commented on the matter.
"I do not underestimate the widespread upset, distress and concern that these videos caused," Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway said.
"Some people have referred to these as ‘prank’ videos, but I hope that this significant development demonstrates just how seriously we have been taking this investigation since this footage began circulating online.
"A number of these videos were produced, impacting on many different people and our investigation remains ongoing as we seek to build a strong picture of both the activity featured in the footage and impact on the public.”
Mizzy has previously been arrested over footage which appeared to show him harassing Jewish people, and he has told The Independent that his videos are all about getting engagement and that 'it’s the fact that people are talking that’s important'.
He told them he does feel 'sympathy and remorse' for some of the people in his videos, including a family who lived in a house that he entered without permission.
The TikToker said he went back the next day and apologised, and also spoke about the controversial video of him stealing a woman's dog.
He said: "I said to her that if the dog came up to us again, having already come up to us three times, then I was going to take her dog and she laughed and said my grandson has seen you on TikTok."
Mizzy also claimed that he was the actual owner of the library books he appeared to destroy in one of his videos.