Parking lots are to two legged predators what a watering hole is to four legged predators. In this video Mas shares some experiences and some tips on how to avoid being a victim.
I would also like to point out where he is walking in the parking lot as he approaches the vehicle. He is in the center of the aisle this provides reaction time for anyone approaching from between the parked vehicles. While not always practical you should try do do the same whenever possible.