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FHP: Mother, daughter carjacked by 2 men they stopped to help on I-75

Law enforcement is asking for the public's help in identifying two men.

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — Law enforcement is asking for the public's help in identifying two men they say carjacked a mother and daughter who attempted to help the pair following a crash.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, at 7:30 a.m.Tuesday, troopers responded to a hit and run crash on Interstate 75 in Hernando County. They say the driver lost control and collided with a barrier. 

But before troopers arrived, two women, who happened to be driving by, stopped to help the men in the car that crashed. Their well-intended gesture was met with a shotgun, according to FHP.

The two men then held the mother and daughter at gunpoint and forced them to drive to 138th Ave. and 19th Str. in Tampa, according to a press release. After dropping the men off, the women reported the incident to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information on the two men is asked to contact FHP by calling 813-558-1800.

Credit: Florida Highway Patrol