The late afternoon walk I take Molly on is a just over 3km circuit and we stop in briefly to say Hi to my parents...well today after Molly had her fill of cuddles and feeling the love we walked home and it was almost dark ( it's nearly winter here). A man got out of a bus in front of us and kept turning around, I had Molly heeling and wasn't too bothered. Then he said something which I couldn't decipher so i just said Hi and kept on going. He was calling to Molly saying "come here" and I said "No sorry she is in training so no pats" and kept walking. Well the freak kept on coming over and saying "she's OK, I want to pat her, come here pup". Molly is straining at her leash desperately wanting more attention. I told him in a really nasty voice "I said NO and don't come any closer, DO NOT TOUCH MY DOG". He still was trying to get close enough to touch her. He looked at me and I admit to feeling a bit on the panicked side (I am not afraid of much and have always felt confident that I could handle any issues) but this was a bit spooky. It was almost dark and there are sod all streetlights around, very little traffic and no one else visible. So as soon as I could I crossed the road and he did the same but kept in front of me. I stopped and waited until he was far enough in front that I could just make him out. Thankfully we weren't too far from home but I have now decided that I will walk only when it is light out, well at least until if and when Molly wouldn't lick a stranger to death! I think I just got a bit complacent as I used to walk my previous dogs together ( GSD x and a Rotti x so nobody was going to get near me if I said no).