I was in a parking lot close to home doing the "wait for a space" thing when the car just stopped running.
It's definitely a fuel issue, the motor cranks fine and all the electrical "stuff" works.
Hopefully it's a simple thing like a clogged filter and not a pump failure or worse.
Meanwhile the flatbed tow will be at least $125 and the rental (a Chevy HHR - not too bad, but VERY "American") will be about $42 per day ($35 plus 19.625%tax(!)).
Sometimes ya just can't win.