Looking for input on an experience I had last year. I am particularly interested in opinions of those who a] travel a lot b] live in large American cities c] live in Chicago The ultimate question: was I in danger? I went on a business trip to Chicago. Got out of the airport terminal to the taxi stand. I was wearing a business suit, had a couple of pieces of luggage and a laptop. I stopped and looked around, clearly out of sorts. A man approached from behind me where he'd been leaning against the wall, and asked if I was looking for a taxi. When I nodded, he led me across the lanes of traffic at the arrivals level and headed into the parking garage. I kept looking around at all the taxis parked right there in the lane, but he kept motioning me to come to his car, which he said was parked in the parking garage. When I hesitated, he pulled out a business card and assured me he was a cab driver. I finally balked and went back for a cab of my choosing. There was nothing overtly suspicious about this situation, except for the fact that - I was well-dressed and obviously carrying expensive equipment - I was directionless - he approached me - despite the big sign on the wall behind me which said DO NOT ACCEPT RIDES FROM SOLICITORS So. Was I in danger of being mugged - or worse?