A teenager claimed he had broken a criminal conduct order barring him from visiting the Westfield Stratford City shopping center because he was not given a map of the area.
Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, 18, also known as Mizzy, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court in London on Tuesday morning and was granted conditional bail, a court official said.
He was issued the warrant last Wednesday following a series of videos on social media showing him storming into a family home and stealing a retiree’s dog on TikTok.
He was released and not allowed to post videos without the permission of the people on the air.
The next day, however, he allegedly filmed people without permission and visited the Westfield Stratford City shopping center, which he was also not allowed to do under the warrant.
He was arrested for violating the warrant and was charged Friday. He denied the charges when he appeared before the Thames Magistrates on Saturday but was taken into custody over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Although the case was at Thames Magistrates Court at 2pm on Tuesday, it was brought forward to 10am after the defense arrived early, so no press was present.
However, a clerk read a note of the proceedings to be printed later, in which his defense Alexandra Darke suggested that Piers Morgan lured him when he appeared on his show.
According to court officials, Ms. Darke said, “He’s a young prankster, he was opposed by Piers Morgan.”
She reportedly added that he was unaware of the boundaries of Westfield’s ban when he broke it, but does know them now.
O’Garro said out of court that the CBO violation was not his fault.
He said: “I explained to the court that I didn’t know the breach was on my terms because they didn’t give me the map for the CBO around Westfield and things like that, so hopefully that gets sorted out.
“I have to vary the terms on my thing (the CBO).”
O’Garro’s trial date was set for July 19 at Stratford Magistrates’ Court, the court official said.