This article highlights the importance to follow your intuition. Intuition is knowing that something is happening but not knowing what it is! Many individuals will deny these signals.
This article also displays best practice in finding shelter in a public place rather trying to outsmart or outrun the potential offender. There are more chances that you would react in such a constructive way if you have had previous conversations about it. Improvising such crucial response could lead to disastrous results.
If you want to know more about intuition please read the book written by Gavin de Becker "The gift of fear".