Another forum member with no "spidey sense" asked what you can do to rationally avoid a bad situation? Here they my logical thinking steps; 1. be aware of your surroudings 2. think like a perp These two thought processes have saved my bacon many times. Here's a recent event: I was getting off of work at 10:30 P.M. I have to walk through a large empty parking lot to get to my car. I noticed a van with blacked out windows parked next to my car (situational awareness). There is no legit reason to park next to my car at the far end of the lot when there are spots nearer to the entrance. I also did not recognize the van as one belonging to one of my fellow employees. The only logical reason I could think of to park like that next to my car is.... (think like a perp) to kidnap someone. So, I take out my Surefire flashlight and shine it into the van. You need a really bright flashlight to do this because the windows were heavily tinted. I saw a head trying to get lower and hide from my flashlight beam. So, I walk back inside the building and call over a cop who was hanging out in the lobby. We both go back outside and as we approach the van, we see a guy running out of the van and fleeing on foot. The crazy thing was, if he was in the van, why didn't he just drive away? I just finished working a 12 hour shift and was eager to go home and sleep so I ask the cop if he needed me anymore and he said, "no." So, I got in my car and left as the cop was radioing in to see if the van was stolen.