A Fremont couple thought they were renting their home out to a man who called himself Vincent Ho. He met them carrying an infant in his arms. Last month the house went up in flames and Vincent Ho went on the run.
- Police found a tangle of electrical wiring. The grow op overloaded circuits in the home; the wires caught fire.
- The now-disappeared former tenant changed the house dramatically, erecting phony walls to block windows and water irrigation systems. Holes had been smashed into walls and ceilings, for ventilation. An illegal gas line had been hooked up. The operation also caused water damage and mold.
- “When I saw the extent of the damage, such disregard to somebody else’s property, it was shocking,” said one of the home’s owners.