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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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46.

PRO US    

Why didn't he just put some oxy in his dressing room as a requirement in the rider for his concert contract?

1139 days ago
47.

jillybean    

The drug DOES make people do crazy things...It destroys people's lives. It is EXTREMELY addictive. I have seen a lot of people hooked on drugs and oxy users are the worst and lowest of the low. If they have kids they don't care only thing they care about is getting there hands on this drug. True story.

1139 days ago
48.

Netwoman    

Poor kid DOES have a tough road just beating the addiction. I feel some empathy for him. My kid is addicted and turned into a desparate monster to get the drug. He has been clean 18 months thanks to meth-treatment.
I wish TODD well with recovery.

1139 days ago
49.

SistahSoul    

Pathetic....

1139 days ago
50.

KenzieQ    

Drug addiction makes people do really dumb things.

1139 days ago
51.

KenzieQ    

"Michael Todd was arrested today on what we consider very serious charges and therefore he will not be finishing up the current tour. Wes Styles, long time member of the Coheed family will take on bass duties starting tomorrow for the remaining dates. No shows will be canceled.

We are surprised to say the least and will address the situation with Michael after the tour. For now, we just want to have a great time out here and finish with some killer shows in Boston, Poughkeepsie, Quebec City and Halifax." ~ Coheed and Cambria

1139 days ago
52.

rini6    

Addiction is sad.

1139 days ago
53.

dube blu    

awsome, epic & classic. they should sell oxy over the counter at 50cents per milligram. that and legalize weed and see how long the US stays a 6 trillion in debt.yeah you will see opiot deaths spike but thats the users decision. ever hear of anyone ODing on reefer? teenagers in the late sixties are now the people who are making those decisions, so lets pray no more than ten more years and as early as 2012.

1139 days ago
54.

heather    

NO DISRESPECT TO ANYONE THIS IS GOING TO BE A JOKE......

What would Ozzy do??

1139 days ago
55.

Sto    

What would compel someone to even attempt that? A serious and severe addiction, that's what!

1139 days ago
56.

Hoopee    

Stupid is as stupid does! - Forest Gump

1139 days ago
57.

Ghost Rider    

Wow, thats pretty bad. Maybe he should consider quitting now, if he can.

1139 days ago
58.

dube blu    

that stuff makes you feel amazing, its just when you over do it is when you get zombified & most heads over do it cause than you dont feel anything but nirvana & sublimed.best stuff since xtc and ketimine. no speed for me, no alcohol, no nicotine. just some "cool buds and tasty waves"

1139 days ago
59.

Areader    

I pray he gets the help he needs!

1139 days ago
60.

Rhonda    

All you people who are being hateful have obviously never done something to be ashamed of or had any experience with addiction or loved ones with addiction problems. Hypocrites, you are all so f*@king perfect!

1139 days ago
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