Follow these tips to avoid vulnerability when you're using a parking lot alone.
Take the time to observe your parking lot for a few moments before you leave your car and again before you return to your car. People often walk to and from their cars totally consumed by their thoughts, and parking lot criminals are usually opportunists who look for the easiest person to victimize. They will pretend to talk on the telephone or watch from inside a car. Most victims have said that they never saw the criminal approach.
Crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility. Report suspicious activity to UMGC Security or the police immediately.