I traveled to Augusta to buy an autoharp and teach a pastor how to play autoharp. He argued with me for a few minutes. He suggested a grocery store parking lot. How many people are mugged and abducted in parking lots every year? Which do you think is really safer, the parking lot of a police station or the parking lot of a grocery store to meet a stranger? Go to the police station. Even a bank would have a camera for the parking lot. Banks get robbed. Go to the police station when you meet someone to buy something, or trade something and you do not know them.
Many times women are raped by people they know. Go to the police station parking lot when you are meeting someone. Know some self defense. Read Murder on the Silver Comet Trail. Your awareness will be better.