Personal word of advice, I would not be out driving or shopping in such late or early hours. The majority of drunk driving accidents occur after mid-night (usually around 2 AM when the bars close) and then again between the hours of 5AM and 7AM when the drunks wakes up but not fully sober and they decide to drive anyway. The majority of assaults occurs after midnight as well. I worked as an Emergency Room physician for 9 years and it is all too well known that the majority of traumas comes in during the night shifts.
Are you kidding? I go at night to avoid as many of the little "rug rats" as I can:') I worked nights for so long that I guess it became a habit. I have to weigh the risks. A drunk driver or getting run over by kids pushing shopping carts:') Seriously, I hear your concerns and stay alert and am careful where I park. IMO, this mom knew she shouldn't have had that baby out that late or she wouldn't have felt the need to explain his sleeping habits but they can get away from you in just seconds . I doubt if I would have bought a camera and took pictures though. I probably would have tore the machine apart