Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. When in threatening environments, these skills will help keep you alive.

After a few dark parking lot incidents in the Rockford-area in the last few weeks, many wonder how to keep themselves safe when walking to their car after work or shopping. We put together a list of some things to keep in mind when you find yourself in a dark parking lot.

We asked an expert to join us afterward to go over that list and see if he had anything to add. Aurelio Delarosa, a 26-year veteran of the Rockford Police Department, spent twelve extremely important minutes teaching ALL OF US very important techniques to prrrnt ourselves from becoming a victim.