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Martial arts training allows pharmacist to fight off attacker

Original post made on Dec 1, 2011

A Danville man is in custody on an attempted murder charge in a Nov. 5 attack on his former employer, according to a Pleasanton police who said the would-be victim' martial arts training saved him. Benjamin Glover, 27, was arrested Nov. 22 in connection with the stabbing of Henry Ho.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 4:51 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by Pro-Law
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 1, 2011 at 1:32 am

I don't remember there being a press release that PPD was on the lookout for an ATTEMPTED MURDER suspect. Not important enough I guess?

On the other hand - the most recent police bulletin did have the top story of Sears employees stealing $700 worth of merchandise along with a mention someone stealing a $40 video game from Walmart: Web Link

I rather be informed about the attempted murder crime while the guy is still on the loose. Is that just me?

Posted by Pleasanton Resident
a resident of Country Fair
on Dec 1, 2011 at 6:04 am

"The notification of this arrest was delayed due to the sensitive and complex nature of the investigation"
Thank you to the Pleasanton Police for their good work and that Mr. Ho is on the mend. If the man who was arrested is mentally ill, I hope he is able to get some help.

Posted by Ann
a resident of Country Fair
on Dec 1, 2011 at 9:26 am

I was horrified to hear of the attack on this kind, honest businessman. We have used Medicap Pharmacy for more than a decade and keep going back because of the small "mom & pop" feel of this small business. Our family is so glad Henry survived this brutal attack. The attacker/former employee is obviously sick or on drugs. Thank you Pleasanton Police for arresting this loon.

Posted by Dan
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Best wishes to Henry, we have been his customer for some time.

Posted by KIm
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

why are you so quick to blame a 'mental illness'. the guy was fired and he is pissed off and is a bad person. He wasn't foanming at the mouth.

Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Dec 1, 2011 at 5:28 pm

"the sensitive and complex nature of the investigation" implies that there might be more to the story than a former employee looking for closure.


Posted by Mari
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 1, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Anybody who can do this is mentally ill. What a crazy F....

Posted by kathy
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 1, 2011 at 9:39 pm

I was horrified when I heard about Henry Ho who is an ethical pharmacist and whom we consider part of our family. I hope this punk goes away for a long time. Glad Henry was able to defend himself.

Posted by Don
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Dec 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Henry Ho is quite simply the most honest, hard working and ethical business man I have ever done business with in Pleaseanton or elsewhere.
Someone mentioned he was like a part of their family; and he is also that with my family. He has known my two sone since they were very young and they're both grown young men now. Through broken bones, car accidents and all the other "things" that come about through the years as we age - he has been there for us.

We knew Ben (the attacker) only as an employee of Henrys, but what I do know was that he was troubled before Henry hired him and he took a chance on him anyway. He wanted to give the young guy a chance to get grounded in an honest job. In the end, Ben betrayed Henrys trust and was let go.

Now, months later he goes back and does this? Troubled young guy who needs to pay for it with jail time.

Posted by Anonie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 6, 2011 at 9:09 pm

That punk suspect Ben Glover IS NOT mentally ill, he is a punk thug. People in this area are so quick to give a "reason" people harm others. Yes, there are mentally ill people in our society, but most criminals are not mentally ill, they know exactly what they are doing and have violent tendencies. Their fancy lawyers just use mental illness as a common defense because people then tend to find a soft place in their hearts and forgive these animals. I hope the jury in this case doesn't fall for the mentally ill defense. This animal belongs behind bars for many years! Sounds like a clear attempted murder case to me. Thank goodness the victim has lived through this very traumatic experience.

Posted by Tri Valley Karate
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jan 24, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Great job Ho!

I recall being held up at gun point when I was 21 on my birthday; it can be a frightening feeling. Luckily, with years of martial arts training, I wasn't in shock, I was able to do what I had to to save myself and force him to leave.

I hope to train the students at the new ( Pleasanton martial arts the same way I was trained to strengthen their spirit to face challenges and unexpected. If someone chooses a local karate school or a pleasanton tae kwon do school they should be in great shape and will slowly develop skills to defend themselves.

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on Apr 28, 2017 at 2:58 am

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