Alex Bodger: TikToker blasted for taking 'smiling selfie' next to dead man stabbed in fight over vaping
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VANCOUVER, CANADA: The TikToker who committed the despicable act of recording a Canadian father being fatally stabbed in front of his own daughter and fiance at a Starbucks is now facing online backlash. The news comes after he allegedly took a selfie next to the victim's lifeless body and smiled while documenting the brutal scene.
According to The Toronto Sun, Alex Bodger filmed the heartbreaking video of Paul Stanley Schmidt being attacked outside the Vancouver coffee shop on Sunday, March 26, after he asked the killer not to vape in front of his three-year-old daughter.
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'This motherf— just died, bro!'
Bodger, who is known as Gora Pakora on TikTok, smirked when he shot the skin-crawling incident. “This motherf— just died, bro. He just died, bro, holy f—!” he exclaimed while drawing public outrage who slammed him for capitalizing on a ghastly crime.
Who is this piece of shit?— Kbwatson (@Kbwatson4) March 28, 2023
#vancouverstabbing #starbucks pic.twitter.com/GAz04MjgO4
Bodger says he was 'traumatized'
Bodger told Global News that he was deeply impacted by the harrowing event. “It’s not something you think you would see walking down the street in Vancouver on a Sunday,” Bodger told the outlet. “Every time I think about the situation, I get this feeling in my chest which is pure fear.”
holy fuck @MoistCr1TiKaL you gotta see this shit idk if you want to call it an “update on the video you just posted but people have got to see this shit. what a deranged person this Alex Bodger guy is. pic.twitter.com/JVe39ZDGjJ— notachance29 (@Juandie59155183) March 31, 2023
However, one Twitter thread claims otherwise. According to the user, Bodger took a selfie next to the victim’s body and then returned the following day to smoke at the crime scene. The TikToker posted a video later where he tried to justify his actions, saying that he smiles during “uncomfortable situations.”'
Shocking murder by a Khalistani radical in Canada. 32 year old Inderdeep Singh Gosal charged with second-degree murder after stabbing to death 37 year old Paul Stanley Schmidt outside a Starbucks in Vancouver. The victim’s wife and young daughter were also present when Paul was… pic.twitter.com/vPwJzL8gUV— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) March 28, 2023
“So I’m walking down the road, I thought I see a street fight … so I start running over there. I start videotaping and I see some blood and so I just thought maybe there was a bloody nose or something,” he says in the video. “My brain wasn’t allowing me to believe what was happening. And I knew he was dead, but at the same time, this my first time ever experiencing this, right, so like, my brain is just like ‘He’s dead’ so I start screaming,” Bodger says. “The murderer is standing right there, all that’s going through my head is like, ‘Holy f—, I’m standing right here screaming he’s dead … what if he come at me and f— kills me.’ But I’m in so much shock just standing there."
Bodger explains his controversial smile
“I was so uncomfortable. I didn’t know what just happened. That’s how I always am in uncomfortable situations,” he says. “I put a little bit of a smile on my face. I’m sorry for the people that it pissed off.” The TikToker then goes on to say, “Yeah, this s— [the stabbing], it doesn’t faze me too much. I’ll just say human life, to me, the way I look at it, if I don’t know you, is meaningless … he’s dead. What can we do now?”
Kid who recorded the #Vancouver stabbing explains why #PaulSchmidt deserved to die . Also claims that all stabbings in lower mainland have been brown guys from Surrey he knows . pic.twitter.com/10m4AAFCdH— truthseeker (@chaosismygoal) March 30, 2023
Suspect was arrested
The killer, Inderdeep Singh Gosa, 32, was arrested inside the Starbucks and was charged with second-degree murder. The victim's fiancée, Ashley Umali, was getting drinks at the time of the bloody attack but witnessed her partner’s last breaths. “This is so horribly wrong what happened. He was just trying to protect his daughter. I’m angry and I’m sad,” the victim's mother, Kathy Schmidt, told New York Post. “It all started because he was vaping beside the baby. Ashley’s in shock — she watched the whole thing. She’s so devastated.”
Sikh man held for murder in Vancouver.— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) March 28, 2023
Inderdeep Singh Gosal started bickering with Paul Schmidt and then took out his dagger and stabbed Schmidt who was waiting outside Starbucks holding his daughter while his wife went inside to fetch drinks.#CdnPolihttps://t.co/zDmPeQMW3v pic.twitter.com/w4KxnApTrd