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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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106.

Kitty    

I am disappoint

1109 days ago
107.

bendetta    

aha, that guy is a mastermind criminal...

1109 days ago
108.

Vegas    

He was addicted to heroin, not coke. Anyway I feel bad for the guy, he must be going through some though times to go to that extreme. Now that I think about it, it makes me really sad for him and his family.

1109 days ago
109.

ThatzFunny    

He should have tried to steal some talent and a new singer while he was at it. The singer sounds like a woodchipper chipping a trash truck. If i took a dump on a microphone it would sound about the same. Maybe someone gave this guy some q-tips and he finally heard how horrible his singer was and this was his way out.

1109 days ago
110.

killaudio    

@rsmik you sir are a ****en idiot
@thatzfunny you sir are a ****en idiot as well

so ****en ignorant to compare any of this to claudio or the band

1109 days ago
111.

meanpalomino    

Sex drugs and rock and roll. Such a glamorous lifestyle.

Hopefully he'll get 5-10 years of rehab in a state penitentiary.

Luckily for the band he was only the bass player (all the musicians in the house know what I'm talking about).

1109 days ago
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meanpalomino    

"Because he wasn't armed you dumbass."

Alex: The threat of a bomb itself constitutes armed robbery. The distinction only matters in terms of sentencing, but the crime and the charge is exactly the same. Check the veracity of what you say before you say it, especially when accusing someone else of being the dumbass.

Hell, even if you're too lazy to get the facts yourself before spewing some bull**** I would have thought that him being arrested and charged with ARMED ROBBERY might have offered you a clue.

1109 days ago
113.

ziggy    

super bummed about this. the guy is an addict and he ****** up pretty bad.

1108 days ago
114.

islandchefin    

he should write a book...."How to throw your career away" for Dummies...it's like dang dude...what are you doing? you're opening up for SoundGarden...

1108 days ago
115.

bobdobalina    

He should have just looked up Rush Limbaugh. I'm sure Rush could have helped a "brother in distress"!

1091 days ago
116.

mike    

Thats crazy! I met todd in houston during the all hope is gone tour and he seemed like a cool guy.

1083 days ago
117.

Dd    

and I wondered why he left coca

1031 days ago
118.

SherelleKilgannon    

omg! wtf! he has a serious problem!! smh. I love Coheed and Cambria and since hes an original member this is truely heartbreaking. smh. i cannot believe what im reading but...damn...Mic needs help. smh all i can do is smh

983 days ago
119.

D-rugZ    

zack cooper will never be this man

820 days ago
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