|If you find yourself waiting for an elevator with a suspicious person, mutter an excuse like “Oh, my mail!” and move to a safer area.
|Inside the elevator, stand with your back against one of the walls. This way, you minimize your exposure to a potential pickpocket.
|Always stand near the control panel. If someone makes a menacing move, hit as many floor buttons as possible as well as the alarm button.
|Make sure the elevator is going in the direction you intend to go. If you’re going up, elevators heading to the garage or basement may deliver you to waiting attackers.
|Listen to your intuition. If you don’t like the looks of someone in the elevator car, don’t get on. If you’re already on, get off at the next floor.