A Danville man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing his former boss inside a Pleasanton pharmacy earlier this month, police announced Wednesday. Last week, police arrested Benjamin Glover, 27, at his Danville home for allegedly attacking Henry Ho, his former boss, at Medicap Pharmacy in the 1900 block of Santa Rita Road.
Police said Glover stabbed Ho, 47, in the neck the morning of Nov. 5 after the two had a short conversation at the pharmacy.Glover, whom Ho had laid off from his position at the small pharmacy a year ago, entered the store that morning wearing a surgical mask and a hooded sweatshirt, police said. He asked if Ho recognized him and removed the mask and asked to speak with his former supervisor, who agreed, leading the 27-year-old to a back office.
Ho said he shared a brief, cordial chat with Glover and didn’t suspect anything out of the ordinary before Glover suddenly stabbed him with a small knife. Police said Ho used his martial arts training to fight off Glover, who attempted to stab him twice more before leaving the store.Ho suffered a five-inch cut on his neck, but said he patched up the wound without seeking medical attention.
The longtime local pharmacist said he’s angry and surprised that Glover — whom he said he hired a few years ago despite knowing about the young man’s past troubles with drugs — would attack him. After media reports about the attack came out yesterday, Ho said he’s received dozens of phone calls and visits from concerned community members. “I’m really thankful for the community support, I’m really touched,” he said. Police said Glover is being held without bail at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
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