I work at a hospital in a creepy part of town. First job, new grad, etc. Absolutely love where I'm at, and I finally get the opportunity to move to day shift! (After 9 months waiting). My only fear is that I will now have to trek across creepy parking lots and streets to get to my car... This is no problem for night shift workers because you arrive as the sun is setting, leave when it's rising, and get free parking in the garage attached to the building. Day shift workers don't get the garage luxury. I have already had one creepy encounter in THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY when a guy cursed at me and chased me halfway to my car... Thank goodness I got away, but didn't have the brain to call security until after I got home so he's still at large... Any advice on staying safe? I don't have any day shift buddies yet so that isn't an option.
I bought my girlfriend one of these a few Christmases ago. Best Self Defense Products: TASER® C2™ CEW
You shoot them (up to 15 feet away) and drop the Taser. It stuns them for 30 seconds. Get a police report and send it to Taser. They will replace your Taser for free. If there is more than one person, pop off the cartridge and the taser becomes a stun gun (contact with the Taser itself). The threat of being "tased" can discourage some attackers.
Last edit by Guy in Babyland on Sep 1, '13