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The selector side (pointer and all) might look to be in "perfect position" but that doesn't mean the switch, located at the transmission, is...
Try other positions like up past P and N and see if that makes a difference (there's a common problem in the linkage where loose bolts cause enough "slop" to cause this).
If not the NSSW (Neutral Safety sw) it could also be the Starter itself. You can sometimes get a temporary "fix" by hammering on the starter motor a bit to reseat things.
What do end-up doing when this happens, to not have to get towed???