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First of all thank you… it is a real honor. Aside from being married… my hardest job physically was steelworker but body guarding and repo-man present a much higher level of danger. To be in a constant CYA (Cover You A$$) mode is mentally draining.
Can you tell us about one of your more interesting repossessions?
That’s easy. Taking a vehicle from a Michigan State Police parking lot. Yes, it was the cops car with them watching us do it from the window of the police station. We brought a whole new meaning to gone in 60 seconds shaving the time down to 12.7 seconds flat.
What clubs have you worked at, and have you worked with any celebrities? Ever had to bounce Eminem?
Not at liberty to discuss the clubs but I have provided security/bodyguard for Jay-Z, Chris Rock, Jack White, Renne Zellwigger, Kwame Killpatrick (Mayor of Detroit) and various sports figures (Pistons, Red Wings) to name a few. I have never bounced Eminem although we did go to the same grade school. I have met his ex-wife Kim. One of my coworkers has thrown Eminem as well as Kid Rock out of local clubs.
John, you’ve been a bodyguard, steelworker, repo-man, bouncer, police officer, and you’ve worked in a variety of security jobs. Which do you consider the toughest?
Do you think the environment in Detroit is any more dangerous than other cities?
Well it ain’t Grayling or anything but it’s probably as dangerous as any big city. Especially at night when I am at work. Of course I do live next to 8 Mile (HA HA).
From what I understand, you have more guns than most police departments? Are you at liberty to tell us about your arsenal?
Well let’s say I have more than I need but not all that I want.
Do you shoot in competition?
Yes several types. I shoot on a trap league. I shoot long range and three gun combat competitions. I am also a member of Glock Shooting Sports Foundation. Along with regular combat handgun training which is ongoing and progressive.
If it isn’t tough enough that you are armed, you are a big guy. What are some of your personal lifting records?
Well I am going back a few years but my personal best bench was just shy of 400lbs.
What’s your relationship with the local police? I hear that you are on pretty good terms with them.
Due to the nature of my job I am around law enforcement on a regular basis. Once they get to know you are professional in your job they have respect for you as I do for them.
Do you have any other hobbies? I’m guessing that you hunt.
I live for hunting season. When I am not hunting or target shooting I have been know to practice my banjo playing. Bluegrass Rules!
What are some of your record kills?
I don’t really look for records its just the thrill of being in the woods and the hunt itself I did get a large coyote once and a huge Russian boar.
Well thanks for taking time for being with us today.