ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies are investigating a carjacking after two men pepper sprayed their victims, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
According to deputies the incident happened on Dec. 19.
The sheriff’s office report said that the men, in one case, approached two women and doused them with pepper spray in order to steal their belongings.
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One of the women told deputies that the men demanded her car keys while holding a yellow pepper spray canister to her face.
After being sprayed, the woman fell to the ground. While on the ground, another man ran up and took her purse, deputies said.
The men emptied the purse contents onto the pavement in an attempt to find the woman’s car keys but were unsuccessful.
The men then continued to run after failing to locate the keys to the car, deputies said.
An OCSO K-9 deputy was brought in and was able to track down a wallet belonging to one of the women.
According to deputies, the wallet was found behind the Circle K Gas Station at 6201 North Orange Blossom Trail.
Deputies shared surveillance video of the attack on Twitter in the hopes of identifying the men.
After the attack, the woman was taken to a hospital for treatment.
If you have any information about the attack, you’re asked to contact Crimeline by calling 1-800-423-8477.