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Coheed and Cambria Bassist

Arrested Before Gig

7/10/2011 5:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Todd, the bassist for the band Coheed and Cambria, was arrested for armed robbery after he allegedly held up a Walgreens by claiming he had a bomb ... and this all went down right before they played a show!

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According to police in Attleboro, MA ... Todd showed a pharmacist a cell phone note that said he had a bomb and demanded Oxycontin. He made off with six bottles of pain pills and fled via taxi. 

But police say he was spotted in the cab and police were able to track it via the dispatcher ... to the Comcast Center where Coheed and Cambria were set to open up for Soundgarden.

Police said Todd was arrested without incident after he was identified by the cab driver, the pharmacist and by store surveillance video.

Todd was charged with armed robbery and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics. He is being held on $10,000 bail and will be arraigned on Monday morning.

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writenow    

He fled in a taxi?!

Jeez, that's funny!

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sst0026@yahoo.com    

STUPID!!

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MaryElizabeth    

What would compel someone to even attempt that? Did he not think he would be caught? Geez.

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sst0026@yahoo.com    

It looks like there is an opening for a bass player.

1114 days ago
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Ali    

What a first class dumb-ass! Can't even appreciate what he's been given with his band, has to flu***** all away for drugs. I hope he doesn't have a family that he's just screwed up due to his stupidity.

1114 days ago
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justsaying    

Now this guy puts the "D" in dumbass. But not to worry. It's not as if he's black or hispanic. A couple hundred hours of Community Service will do the job.

1114 days ago
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Kay    

He didn't know any local dealers.

1114 days ago
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RyanW    

micheal todd. are you well in this suffering?!?

1114 days ago
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Jodi    

This dude had to be already high as hell or needed a fix in the worse possible way if he held up a Walgreens in the same town his band was scheduled to appear that night and fled in a taxi.

Needless to say the band can never play in that town again and will be looking for a new bassist player.

1114 days ago
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Keirie420    

How sad, pathetic, ridiculous, dangerous and on and on and on - pitiful

1114 days ago
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Jim    

Loooooser!

1114 days ago
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tmz@frog.cc    

Drugs again.

1114 days ago
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heretics    

i'd want that much oxy to kill myself if i played on coheed to!

1114 days ago
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punkass_gibson    

Maybe his thumbs hurt? What a tool! Not sure I like this band btw, the singer sounds like a f'ing chipmunk on crack.

1114 days ago
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JimmyCrapCorn    

He should have stolen some Rogaine while he was at it.

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