Tonight some of my friends and I went out to dinner at a strip mall type area. We got out of the place around 10:30PM and were talking in the parking lot until around 12:30AM. When we got to cold three of us got in my friends car, turned on the heat and talked some more. At about 1:30AM I notice a car drive towards us at the back end of the parking lot. This didn't seem odd, even when he slowed down 3 times (Position 3 'clock, 12, and 9) and stared us down. That was a little creepy but we didn't think much of it... Until he did it for the second time... then a third. On the third time he stopped at our 9 at stared at us for a good 20 seconds. It was clear he was not a cop or a business owner. After about 20 seconds he left towards our 6. He came back about 30 seconds later and circled again, stopping at 3, 12, and 9 again. He then hung a u-turn in a parking lot, and while he did this I retrieved my bugout bag from my car (parked 2 cars over). I made sure he saw me do this. He then parked about 200ft behind us and sat there staring at us for a good 15 minutes. When he finally left we were making plans for tomorrow and about 5 minutes after he left he came back, circled again, stopped at 3, 12, 6 again, and stared us down. After he circled us the 3rd time I was legitimately concerned. We were in a nice SUV in not the best part of town at 2AM. We were not doing anything illegal, just sitting in a car talking. From my experience this guy seemed a little to interested. He was probably in his 50s-60s in an area where sexual predators are prevalent. We stayed in the car the whole time with eyes on. I was the only one armed and I was ready if anything was to take place. He didn't do anything threatening accept keep circling around us and staring in a really creepy manor. Given the area and the time, he was very out of place for a normal person. So my question is, would you have done the same? Would you have confronted him by getting out of the car? Would you have just taken off? What would you have done? I felt as if getting out of the car, going to mine, retrieving a bag and getting back in the other car in plain view for him to see may have deterred him from doing something bad.