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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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31.

Watching    

The act itself is bad, but TMZ's story is worse. Sad.

"He made off with six bottles of pain pill and fled via taxi."

1012 days ago
32.

bill    

He's a recovering heroin addict. At least he's supposed to be recovering

1012 days ago
33.

tommyr    

Who? This guy apparently is a nobody.

1012 days ago
34.

Please!    

Superman, you sound like a very you have issues.

You need help as well.

1012 days ago
35.

Bee Gee    

What a douche!!

1012 days ago
36.

growup    

As Red Forman from "That 70's Show" would say, "Dumbass."

1012 days ago
37.

Raz    

First off, haha at anyone bashing the band, they're one of the few talented bands left in current time.

Secondly, I'm not too sure how to feel about this, it makes Mic look really bad, but for him to do this, surely SOMETHING has to be wrong with him, and I feel he needs help, I'm not sure if he should be kicked out, he should at least be given a chance to fix his crap beforehand, but if he doesn't, then he needs to hit the road, I'd hate to see a long time family member of Coheed leave, but it would be for the best at that point.

1012 days ago
38.

nu sox n draws    

is he gonna get away with just rehab?

1012 days ago
39.

Northern Lights    

Wow. You've HIT A NEW LOW when even Whitney Houston and her "crack is whack" wouldn't even be so desperate!!

Bu*****ch, he'll say the oxy was for his Grandma who COINCIDENTALLY lives in the same town as the show and he was trying to help her and her new "replacement hip" out.

PS-Jackass is looking for a new cast member, btw.

1012 days ago
40.

Stiletto    

I wonder if he used the drive-thru?

1012 days ago
41.

MikeP    

i like his band,
they are amazing,
and i used to think he was cool
but not anymore
as i just found out he is a douche
but the rest of the band,
there still awesome and dont deserve this
which adds to the d-ness of this situation here

1012 days ago
42.

RJ Hunt    

HOLD ON...ONLY 10K FOR BAIL...WTF!!! I got busted with under a gram of coke about 5 years ago with no priors (not even so much as a speeding ticket) and my bail was 25K...This guy walks into a drug store makes a terrorist threat and robs the place and his bail is only 10K...Are you f'ing kidding me!?!?!?!?!?

1012 days ago
43.

bob    

Another day,another worthless junkie. I just wish they would all die

1012 days ago
44.

RJ Hunt    

Yo TMZ check that bail amount are you sure it's not a typo and supposed to be 100K?!?!?!?

1012 days ago
45.

Superman    

Please! 19 minutes ago

Superman, you sound like a very you have issues.

You need help as well.
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Ummmmmm, nevermind. Too easy. Poor thing.

1012 days ago
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