Carl's Jr. workers made bungee tourniquet to help YouTube victim


One Carl’s Jr. employee became a star after he stepped in to treat a victim in the YouTube shooting.

Michael Finney was working his shift as a supervisor at the fast food joint in San Bruno, Calif., when gunwoman Nasim Aghdam opened fire nearby at YouTube’s nearby headquarters.

Three people were wounded before Aghdam, who had previously railed against the tech company for alleged censorship of her videos, killed herself as police arrived, according to authorities.

One of the wounded was an unidentified woman with a shot in the leg who made her way just down the road to Carl’s Jr. and was helped by worker after she stopped in a booth by the door.

“I was trying to stay calm and see what I could do. Everybody is shocked,” Finney told the San Jose Mercury News.

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He and fellow workers tried using the woman’s sweatshirt and rubber bands to form a tourniquet before they succeeded with a green bungee cord Finney brought from his office.

The employee told USA Today that he tried to “stay professional” throughout the incident.

Andre Campbell, a surgeon at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, said that the victims of the shooting were a 36-year-old man in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman in serious condition, and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition.