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Officials are looking for two men they say robbed a foreign exchange student and forced him to drive them around at gunpoint.

They say it started when a man asked the student for a ride back to his campsite last Friday at Mary Jane Thurston State Park in Henry County. The student agreed, but then a second and armed man came from behind and ordered the student to drive out of the park.

According to police, the two men held the student at gunpoint for 12-14 hours, having him drive all over northwest Ohio.

"It went from Perrysburg to Findlay to Ottawa to somewhere north, up in Michigan," said Henry County Sheriff Michael Bodenbender.

The student was able to get away and call for help the next morning, when the car ran out of gas.

"The whole incident is pretty bizarre," Bodenbender said. "It's just not something we deal with on a daily basis."

But the sheriff says he's hopeful they'll find those responsible. The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) is in the process of running tests on the car.

"According to the victim, there's a good chance the suspects were not wearing gloves. Hopefully we can get some prints off that and get a match," he said.

Meanwhile, those at the park say they're in shock, but they aren't going to stop camping.

"You just need to remain conscious of whatever is happening around you, and that's wherever you go," said Camp Host Al Alvord.

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