A couple of young boys out on their bikes in a central Minnesota city say two men tried to lure them into their vehicle.
The Little Falls Police Department in a Facebook post said the two juveniles were riding their bikes on the 200 block of Lindbergh Avenue south, on the city's west side, around 9:50 p.m. Friday.
According to the boys' parents (who relayed the story to police), two men came up to the kids and asked both of them to get in their car.
The boys responded by telling them to "shut up" – then they biked off to a nearby house, where their parents were looped in, and police were eventually contacted.
One of the men was white and the other was black, according to Little Falls PD. They were driving a four-door car, either white or silver.
Police don't have any more details for a description.
According to the boys' parents, the men did not try to use force to coerce them into the vehicle.
Anyone who might have information is asked to call the Little Falls Police Department at 320-616-5570.
More on child abductions
Studies have found that in child abduction cases, almost half (49 percent) are carried out by a relative of the victim, known as a “family kidnapping,” while 27 percent are carried out by acquaintances of the victim, according to Parents.com.
The remaining 24 percent of kidnappings are carried out by strangers. According to Forensic Psych, 95 percent of stranger abductions are carried out by men.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children assisted law enforcement and families with more than 20,500 cases of missing children nationwide last year – 90 percent of them were endangered runaways, while only 1 percent were non-family abductions.