London Police Are Searching for a Dog-Stealing, Home-Invading Viral TikTok ‘Prankster’
Here’s a fun fact: The original “It’s Just A Prank Bro!” video is nine years old, which is the same age you’d have to be to find any of this shit funny.
In May 2023, the biggest internet a–hole to go viral for so-called “prank videos” is 18-year-old Bacari “Mizzy” Ogarro, a London teen looking to get famous by being the biggest public nuisance in a city that’s basically one big public nuisance. In viral videos on his since-deleted TikTok channel, Ogarro has been filmed walking into strangers’ homes and refusing to leave, getting inside strangers’ cars and saying that they’re his Uber driver, stealing an older woman’s dog from a public park and harassing a woman on a subway platform while asking her, “Do you want to die?,” among other disruptive acts.
If none of these incidents sound to you like a “prank,” which, traditionally, involves something called a “joke,” you’re not alone — on Sunday, fed-up Londoners began a Twitter thread to document Ogarro’s crimes and draw attention from London’s Metropolitan Police Service to stop the public menace.
In the hours since the thread accrued more than 1.5 million views, London Police put out a statement saying, “Attempts are currently being made by officers from the Central East Command Unit to locate the man so that he can be dealt with for a suspected breach of a Community Protection Notice issued last May.” The police said of the home invasion incident, “We are aware that this video has been widely shared both on social and mainstream media, and understand the concern caused by its content. … We have spoken with the homeowners and will continue to liaise with them in regards to our action on this matter.”
Ogarro, on the other hand, has publicly gone on the defensive, telling The Independent that the negative reaction to his videos has been overblown and claiming that he has already apologized to the targets of some of his more heinous pranks. “Controversy, even though it’s not good, is the best way to blow up on social media,” Ogarro explained. “I always know outrage is going to happen. I know exactly what I’m doing and the consequences of my actions. I tell people not to reciprocate what I’ve done.”
With the bobbies at his back, Ogarro’s braindead “prank” spree could be coming to a close. However, even if he escapes the coppers, Ogarro’s 15 minutes are about to be up anyways — the problem with being a massive dumbass on the internet for clout is that there is always a bigger, dumber ass coming to steal all your attention like it’s some poor lady’s dog.