A scary story from central Iowa, where a 15-year-old girl was almost abducted Wednesday.

The Des Moines Register says the teen was not far from West Des Moines Valley High School when a man driving a black Cadillac Escalade SUV tried to "force the girl into his vehicle." She was able to get away and ran to an apartment building to get help. The attempted abduction happened around mid-afternoon, according to a release from the West Des Moines Police Department. Police are continuing to investigate.

Please remind your kids to never get anywhere near a strangers vehicle. Horrible things can happen, and thankfully this time it was avoided.