TikTok ‘prank’ teen given £200 fine for illegally entering London homes

Varinder Hayre, prosecuting, told the court that O’Garro was issued with a Community Protection Notice on May 11 last year, and that two of its conditions were that he not trespass onto private property. She said he then breached this notice by entering a home on May 15 this year.

“He went to the home address of the victim,” she said. “The door of the property was open. Mr O’Garro walked into the property and immediately walked down the stairs.

“He was stopped by the homeowner. He went into the living room. He sat down on the sofa and said: ‘Is this where the study group is?’

“He was asked to leave multiple times by both the victim and the husband.

“It was discovered that he had filmed the entire incident for a TikTok trend about walking into random houses.”

Ms Hayre added: “He has caused the family a lot of distress. The faces of the couple and their two young children can be seen.”

She told the court that the mother was under the impression that O’Garro was attempting burglary, and added that the mother takes her family’s privacy “very seriously”.

‘He is an intelligent young man’

Lee Sergent, in mitigation, said that O’Garro had apologised to the family and that O’Garro had been raised by a single parent and had had “an extremely difficult childhood”.

“He is an intelligent young man and a young man with some potential,” Mr Sergent said. He added that O’Garro was receiving Universal Credit and was not in work or education.

Mr Sergent added that his client had made some legitimate social media content, including playing games and discussing conspiracy theories.

Judge Crangle issued O’Garro with a two-year criminal behaviour order.

The order included that O’Garro must not directly or indirectly post videos on to social media without the documented consent of the people featured in the content, that he must not trespass into private property and that he must not attend the Westfield Centre in Stratford

“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,” a TikTok spokesman told the Telegraph.

TikTok said that they had banned O’Garro’s account.

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