Let me preface this story by saying that I realize it can be unsafe to pick up hitchhikers. It is not a routine practice of mine, but as the story will show, I felt badly for the person because it was beginning to rain. The optimist in me does not like to view the world of mankind as potential criminals, but the realist in me understands the need for extreme caution when dealing with people who could take advantage.
Now, on with my hitchhiker story.
About 16 years ago I was driving home from work and passed a commuter parking lot.