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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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16.

Kathy    

Apparently, stupid desperation.

1018 days ago
17.

wrx7182    

wow. I know exactly how this guy feels........
He's so hurtin right now and withdrawling in jail.
This drug makes you do things you wouldn't do sober. If you are going to be sick you'll do anything not to be...

1018 days ago
18.

Angela    

Who gives a sh*t about someone in a band called Coheed and Cambria?

1018 days ago
19.

niles    

That is the worst excuse for a robbery ever. Thieves aren't even trying anymore.

1018 days ago
20.

Please!    

I never heard of a band member having to resort to this. He must have been sick and hiding it from everyone.Sad really,I hope he gets help....guess thats the next logical step if he wants to get a lighter sentence and change his life.

I can't stand the singers voice but he is a very talented bassist.

1018 days ago
21.

Michelle    

Wow...true addict behavior. Sad.

1018 days ago
22.

Shread    

Really lame and stupid music so it makes perfect sense that a band member is equally as lame and stupid. :)

1018 days ago
23.

jake    

its a shame what this drug does to people,,,i know first hand,,,,its awlful i hope he will find help,,,its not easy but it can be better,,,one day at a time ,,,as they say

1018 days ago
24.

Snow White    

What a dumb f*ck.

1018 days ago
25.

karen darvin    

he is going to be going t hrough some hardcore withdrawals, that was not just stupidity it was sheer desperation and this guy ha***** his botttom, pain pills are on e of the hardest to get off of and everyone can say what they want in the usual ignorant way most americans understand drug addiction, but this guy has a long road ahead of him and need encouragement. so starting today, you never have to use again. good luck

1018 days ago
26.

Superman    

Here comes the lawyers with the boohoo story of "he's an addict in need of rehab, not prison."

BTW, never even heard of him or the band. Funny that he takes a cab to commit a robbery.

Usually, I would think that charging him with "armed robbery and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics" would be redundant. But, after the Casey Anthony jury debacle, I see they need to throw-out as many charges as possible.

1018 days ago
27.

heather    

Dam that SPENCER PRATT!!!!

1018 days ago
28.

Rocco    

Get that man a Darwin award. And then hopefully one of his bandmates will use the body of that bass to knock some sense into this idiot, assuming they aren't just as dumb.

1018 days ago
29.

Legadu    

what a piece of garbage

1018 days ago
30.

Cambria    

Heretics keep your coments to your self band is awesome you have nooooooooo taste

1018 days ago
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