If you leave work, feeling nervous because the parking garage is dark and empty. Here are some tips on what you can do to protect yourself....
Change from your work shoes into sneakers before leaving the office. You’ll be happy to be wearing the sneakers, in case there’s a need for a sudden sprint.
At night, don't go into a parking structure or lot alone. Ask a co-worker, a building security guard, a janitor or even the police to escort you to your car.
Carry your car ignition key pointed out between your index and middle fingers. In case of trouble in close quarters, it can double as a jabbing weapon.
Watch the parking structure or lot, especially the area right around your vehicle, for any suspicious activity. If anything feels funny, stay away until it goes away or call the cops.
Scan the interior of your vehicle, especially the back seat, before getting in.
Keep your doors and windows locked at all times.