John Lovell HOME Security Breach | Could've been BAD

John Lovell HOME Security Breach | Could've been BAD

This one hits close to home, literally…

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49 Comments

  1. James A. on August 19, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Glad things turned out as they did but there were some warning signs in this. What if he hadn’t been alone? You leaving to take him to the hospital left your wife and kid alone. He could have been a sacrificial decoy to lure you away so the others could have rushed in and looted your place. He admitted he had been camping in the woods so he could have been scouting the house out. I was surprised you didn’t have a pistol on you. What if you encounter a snake while working on your place? With the number of compact and subcompact pistols out now, it’s easy to keep a firearm on you at home no matter what you’re doing. I agree with you about the communicating with strangers through a locked door and about keeping your charged phone on you at all times for the very situation you had happen. Thankfully God is watching over You, Mrs. Poet and Your Family. (I keep You and Many Others in my nightly prayers.) And Good Job helping people in need. We Christians Learn By Doing And Practice What We Preach. Just stay safe while you do. Keep your flanks and rear guarded no matter what you do.



  2. Jack Myers on August 19, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Thank the Lord everything was ok. I live in a small town so it makes me think on what I need to different on my end. We get complacent. Not good



  3. Mana Man on August 19, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    now You know How I feel!



  4. Frank Bianco on August 19, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Hey John, a couple ideas that could help you in future.
    I have a couple motion alert alarms, (driveway alarms), that I have in a couple locations. They are wireless to a base unit that you can keep anywhere near you. They work independent of your security system. It works on IR.
    My dogs are already trained to bark and respond to the unit alert going off. This is not state of the art technology. I may occasionally get false alarms if it’s really windy and a branch blows by it or a neighbors cat, roaming coyote, etc…
    I got them on Amazon. Just look up driveway alert/alarms.
    2nd idea……….. Get a 2nd dog that has a distaste for chicken yet would not piss off the Belgian and you could let roam free.
    Good luck.



  5. Ben on August 19, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Takes character and integrity to share the bad moments that happen.



  6. Charlie Flohr on August 19, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Should we consider carrying Narcan in our Med kits these days?



  7. Brad Richardson on August 19, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    What are your thoughts on perimeter alert systems such as 12g trip wire alarms, or olymbros security sensors alarm system with alert watch?



  8. Jules Frederic on August 19, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    I live on 45 acres in Mississippi. I have my walter wherever I go. Not just for people but animals too.



  9. tactical veterinarian on August 19, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    I would recommend a giant moat with alligators around your property. Ok, just kidding. Honestly, I would recommend another dog (2 is 1, 1 is none). Instead of another mal or large dog, go with a small/medium breed dog may not bother the chickens or other farm animals. Small/med dogs in my experience are far more sensitive to noise such as approaching vehicles, people walking on the property etc. They can hear something and alert/start barking which will signal your larger dog and anyone on the property that there might be a threat. Glad you and your family are safe!



  10. Lang Strimpel on August 19, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks for the Video….Time To Purchase A Back Hoe….(Just Kidding) I don’t see this kind of thing not escalating in today’s world. I just this week was told by a neighbor that someone showed up in the middle of the night at the "Back Door" of their house…..Needless to say I am adding additional 2′ to my back fence and I will add solar powered lights as well.



  11. Roswell Beau on August 19, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Every one I know carries while working I can’t imagine being on the ranch naked. Rattlesnakes keep you ready for anything.



  12. Luci_Rado on August 19, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    In regards to security. Sad to say I live in communist California with a bunch of bullshit laws. Being that I’m in an apartment. What kind of signage or set up you think I can do to try and give warning to vagrants not to mess with this home?



  13. Louis Poulin on August 19, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing your tale, brother. Glad you and yours are safe.

    In May, my step-daughter let her abusive ex-boyfriend into my home for a hookup. He stole from me. Needless to say, she’s persona nongrata around here.

    I realized I needed to up my security, fitness, and training game. Brought me here. Thanks for all you do!



  14. Dahrkvulf FU on August 19, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    The ONLY times I don’t have my pistol within reach is when I’m entering buildings like court houses or doing very hard construction or destruction labor. Mowing the lawn? Got my pistol. Running to the store for drinks? Got my pistol. Shower? Pistol is within arm reach, sitting on the shelf. Taking that rare walk for pleasure and exercise? Got my pistol.

    I get why you don’t want to wear a pistol why doing farm labor like mucking out stalls, dealing with animal feed, etc. I don’t want to do things that will end getting my pistol caught in a bind or excessively dirty. HOWEVER, that is with my favorite and most expensive pistol that I carry for defense. Were I not a bum who does labor only rarely, I’d likely consider a slim profiled cheaper carry pistol. Less snag and I don’t care if some manure gets on it. That way, when doing that labor, I’m not concerned about my pistol, and can go right ahead with doing what I’m doing, switching back to the more expensive and reliable pistol when I’m done with the labor.

    Just my take. My memory of guys with baseball bats and ski masks is too indelibly etched into my mind to ever NOT carry a gun.



  15. Bill Maldonado on August 19, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Dogs are valuable assets, shit happens .



  16. Snake Plissken on August 19, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    The other day I had a junkie come to my condo door and then approach me looking for someone else. I kept the gap opened with him at all time and commanded him to keep his distance, while I had my hand to the ready on my knife (just so happened to be the Nero I just got from WPS). The world is becoming more of a drug hellscape and it still amazes me people would rather be disarmed and ready to be a victim.



  17. Travis Lanier on August 19, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Keep a lever action rifle on your side by side, car, truck, horse, with your tools, within 50ft or so
    Caliber and condition of rifle is situational



  18. Robert VC on August 19, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    You should be able to do some training with your Malinois to proof her against chasing/eating/bothering your chickens. E-Collar work and some positive discrimination training, pretty easy and whoever sold you the dog could give you a training tune up, or help. *former police K9 trainer and current working dogsport competitor FYI*



  19. Lee Greene on August 19, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    It is impossible to be prepared for everything. Me, personally, due to growing up on a farm that had coyote problems and my time as a combat medic, I always carry a pistol, even when at home doing work. I feel naked without it. Ultimately, for believers, God is our protection. You saved this man’s life and you and your son’s kindness, hopefully, will lead that man to the Truth.



  20. Mark Riley on August 19, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Enraging that I have to spoil the innocence of my young kids and teach them about the evils of the world. Kids can’t just be kids anymore.



  21. Jeremiah bass on August 19, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    I live in a very small town we have no law enforcement in town the average response time is 17 minutes.i have guns in every single room in my house I do mean every room I have a gun physically on me from morning to night. Infact right now as I type I have a p320 next to me at hands reach and a g23 on my hip. It’s so sad that we have to do this inside our own home



  22. J R on August 19, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Your high morals with concerns for the well being of your fellow man may get you killed one day.



  23. TidlyWidly on August 19, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    This is not a big deal in terms of letting it bother you (like you said it is doing to your wife). Treat it as a lesson more than anything else, well handled regardless.



  24. Shannon Stewart, HHGH on August 19, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Thx for posting this I got to get the lights revamped. We have a protection dog he’s always on the ready THANK YOU THANK YOU if you can be caught off guard all of us loyal warrior poets can be also



  25. Austin GX on August 19, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    I would suggest tripwires around your property John, I have never used them but I think it would be neat to try!



  26. Fps 0077 on August 19, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Get a Great Pyrenees. They’re one of the best farm dogs out there. Their size alone makes people turn tail and run



  27. Harleys And Barleys on August 19, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    I haven’t read the comments, so forgive me if this has been said. What about keeping a pistol and holster in your side by side? You probably use it to travel around your property, and you could put it on anytime you needed to.



  28. Richard Bergman on August 19, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    The Biggest Problem I See you left out, what if he was just acting, alone. Sprayed some water on his face and he had 2 partners with him, you drove away and left your son and wife alone. Always Plan For More Than One.



  29. Sébastien Loyer on August 19, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    You are surch a nice guy.



  30. Johnny BagofDoughnuts on August 19, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Bald, sweaty man, turning red, on John’s property?

    Did James Yeager OD on John’s property?



  31. VDO FX on August 19, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    I’m glad you and your family is good. And I think you did everything right. God bless you.



  32. AlanNAlaska on August 19, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Interesting video. This can happen anywhere now days. I don’t think you should get into the weeds over this and beat yourself up or come down overly hard on the kids. I think our reality is we train to react to situations because we can’t anticipate every scenario and the solution is, as you said, to live in a bunker secluded…which isn’t living. I’d say celebrate the fact this worked out clean and the adjustments you’ve already mentioned seem appropriate. As you went through this I was saying to myself, "Doesn’t he have a dog?", sure enough you do. Maybe even get another one, your place certainly looks big enough to support another dog.



  33. James Stone on August 19, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    We spend so much time training ourselves that we fail to include our family in that very training. We are taught that if we don’t use it then we lose it. What’s your thoughts on spending more time training the family? Maybe once a week or every other week, go through the specifics of “ what do we do when this happens “.. Also, test everyone’s knowledge of the family safe word and what you do when that word is used in different situations.



  34. Matt Cosgrove on August 19, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    I’m glad the unwanted experience was not one that required any more than a decent compassionate response. Lighting strikes… I spent my day on a rural project today. The biggest threat I saw was a fox who also liked a chicken diner. I would be jiggled if some weirdo was near my children.



  35. NotDaJEDI on August 19, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    get another dog



  36. Darwin Gill on August 19, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Maybe add an intercom system. Sounds like there is some distance between the house and where the chickens are. If phone isn’t an option.



  37. TheCoolwhipped on August 19, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    You don’t have to keep the pistol on you every moment. Keep it in the SXS with your shotgun, or maybe have a bag you throw in the SXS when you go out to do farm chores and keep it in there. That way you can throw it on when need be, just like the shotgun.



  38. DEEPSEA DIVER on August 19, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Hey John what about a brand spanking new 6’ perimeter fence completely surrounding your property with an automatic opener for vehicle entry with motion cameras at each corner? Too cost prohibitive? You’re kind of a big deal now so may need to separate the public’s ability to access your family…



  39. Stan Cline on August 19, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Agree, your dog is the first defense. Listen to their bark. Deer, bear and people have different barking.



  40. Abel on August 19, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    I grew up in a farm and at some point we had geese, I absolutely hated them but I can tell you they were the best security system we had. Very loud, territorial and extremely aggressive. They also provide eggs and meat obviously, main con is they won’t get along well with other animals and many false alarms. Glad you guys were okay!



  41. brown jamie on August 19, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    Hey, I got a great idea for ya! A 2 way radio system on the property. Hand held radios on charging stations around the property at all the buildings and maybe a panic alarm on the house with a siren that someone in the house could hit and you could hear it anywhere on the property



  42. Mark Hansen on August 20, 2022 at 12:01 am

    dude life is a risk. God is with us. Faith over Fear. This is exactly what I do.



  43. Maleko DeSouza on August 20, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Get two Malinois.



  44. Ryne Siemon on August 20, 2022 at 12:02 am

    My -2 cents.

    I think everything aside from your child opening the door was good to go. You can’t live paranoid all the time, but you can be safe. Dogs love chicken, that’s one of the pros and cons. However you figure that out should be good to go. I’m still renting so I wish I had what you had. But I’m young so. As a medic I would have handled that following situation nearly identical. I grew up around those people. God Bless.



  45. Sébastien Loyer on August 20, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Where is your dogs ?



  46. Luke Stokes on August 20, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Fences tell woodland meth heads they are entering a new and interesting property, while thick brush, briar batches, and thorny thickets say, “try a different path.” Osage trees, Mesquite trees, and Honey Locust Trees create bottle-necks around my land. I’m working toward encircling the property with them.



  47. eliserio86 on August 20, 2022 at 12:06 am

    I agree with the phone concept. I leave mine behind on purpose sometimes. I don’t feel it’s a must have to go throughout the day. However I do carry my handgun on me all the time that I’m awake. Maybe a chest rig would be more comfortable for around the house chores brother. Glad your family is good to go.



  48. Mishan Nallsmig on August 20, 2022 at 12:08 am

    I’m not saying that you are, regardless, do not beat yourself up over this incident. I truly believe that El Shaddai used this, not only for you to help a fellow creation of YHVH, but also as a teaching moment for you & your family as well as now countless people such as myself. This can be and is a multifaceted teaching experience about proper arms for each situation, alert levels, the value of quick thinking on your feet, raising up the next generation righteously and of course compassion.

    I’m very glad that y’all are safe and unscathed. Did you hear any follow up about the intruder?



  49. Revelation on August 20, 2022 at 12:09 am

    I had Carson City Sheriff Dept totally jeopardize my life and their lives, in their evil pursuit of the "right wing extremist". I had these scum SWAT raid me, knowing full well I was both innocent and well-armed. I tried to talk these leftist Carson City goons rationally and reasonably, but they didn’t want to hear it. They REALLY wanted a "Trump created extremist", and they thought they had one with me….I literally think their plan was to murder me. There is no other reasonable explanation. I just think one of these moron deputies got cold feet and choked….My point is, these anti-patriot liberal goons for the Democrat party totally breached my privacy, then raped my Constitutional as well as Civil Rights….After they found nothing, these Utah educated filth decided to smear me as "mentally ill"….Apparently that is the way they grab your guns and discredit you, all at once.