‘TikTok prankster’, 18, charged after videos showed people entering London homes
An 18-year-old man will appear in court following an investigation into TikTok ‘prank’ videos showing people entering homes in London without permission.
Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, 18, was charged with failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice.
He will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 24 May.
It comes after a recent incident, in an undisclosed location in London, where three teenage boys left a couple terrified after forcefully storming into their home.
The TikTok video captures the group walking past a woman in the front yard who shouts for her partner as they walk through the unlocked front door and enter her home.
But one of the boys ignores his pleas and inquires “Is this where the study group is?” before taking a seat on the living room sofa.
It is only when the man reveals that he has children that the group decide to vacate the premises.
DCS James Conway, of the Central East Command Unit, responsible for policing in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said: “Understandably there has been extensive comment on this case in the media and on social media.
“Now that an individual has been charged, I would ask that the judicial process be respected and allowed to take it’s proper course.”
A TikTok spokesperson said: “Our Community Guidelines are clear that we prohibit content promoting criminal activity. In relation to this issue, we have banned accounts for violating these guidelines.”