Schoolgirl begs dad for help after alleged attempted abduction

A dad walking his daughter home from school has described the terrifying moment an 11-year-old girl begged him for help after an alleged attempted abduction in Melbourne.

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- An 11-year-old schoolgirl, safe with a good Samaritan and his daughter.

- My phone died.

RYAN GHAMBARI: Well, that's all right.

It's really hard time to even imagine that what could have happened.

- Moments earlier, the girl had almost been kidnapped by the driver of this gray Audi.

RYAN GHAMBARI: When she approached me, she was really shaking. She couldn't talk. I mean, like, she couldn't even breathe.

- Mr. Ghambari comforted the girl and reunited her with her family.