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Ex-WWE Star Arrested

Allegedly Shooting Up

in a Chili's Bathroom

10/11/2011 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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A former WWE wrestler was arrested in Florida yesterday after cops say he was injecting himself with stolen pain medicine
... while hiding inside the bathroom of a local Chili's restaurant.

Tyson Tomko -- who wrestled in the WWE between 2002 and 2009 -- is accused of robbing a CVS Pharmacy on October 10th ... allegedly threatening to attack the pharmacist unless he forked over several bottles of Oxycodone.

The pharmacist claims he complied -- and Tomko escaped with 210 tablets of the powerful painkiller.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Tomko went to a nearby Chili's ... where he asked his waitress for a spoon. When the server brought him a teaspoon, he asked for a "deeper spoon" ... and when he got it, he took it to the men's room ... where he remained for 30 to 40 minutes.

Cops were eventually tipped off ... and when they arrived on the scene, one officer says Tomko had
"needle marks and blood running down his arm" ... and had just flushed something down the toilet.

Tomko was taken into custody -- and allegedly told police he has a "severe drug problem."

Cops say Tomko admitted he took the Oxycodone from CVS ... and injected 178 pills, which he crushed up and melted down ... but he swore he never threatened the pharmacist.

Tomko was taken to a nearby hospital ... then transported to a nearby jail, where he was booked for robbery.  He's currently behind bars -- bond was set at $7,500.

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1.

The Love Sponge    

I know you hate it but First You Sissies

1016 days ago
2.

JFetch    

It's a sad life sometimes to be a wrestler. Always hurt and popping pills just to preform. The lucky ones get out before they get dragged down, because at some point you can't get out anymore.

1016 days ago
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Snowberrie    

Drugs are bad, mm kay?

1016 days ago
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INeedFacebookFriends.com    

wow! he injected 178 pills? something tells me flushed a good number down the toilet when the cops came.

1016 days ago
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CriticAl    

How could he have injected 178 pills worth of Oxy and still be alive? Don't know anything about these drugs, but that sounds impossible to me.

1016 days ago
6.

moose    

why was bond only $7500 for a drug adict who robbed a pharmacy? Hes just gonna post that and go rob another pharmacy

1016 days ago
7.

D-INCARNATION    

Time for the free WWE rehab, say hellow to Matt Hardy while your there.

1016 days ago
8.

Sleepwalker    

From main eventing in the WWE to shooting Hillbilly Herion in a chilis bathroom!

1016 days ago
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jxtr    

Unfortunately, we have lots of drug addicts here in Florida. He's just one of the many that are addicted to prescription medication like oxycodone. We have many drug addicts that travel from other states just to get their prescriptions and medicine from Florida....it really is pathetic.

1016 days ago
10.

Rome    

I thought Oxy made those pills now that can't be crushed or cooked.

1016 days ago
11.

Cole    

It's a vintage cry for help, ladies and gentlemen.

1016 days ago
12.

RonBurgundy    

30-40 minutes in the Chilis bathroom?

Probably had the baby-back ribs!

1016 days ago
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INeedFacebookFriends.com    

i wonder if he was in the bathroom singing, "I want my baby back,baby back,baby back...I want my baby back,baby back,baby"

1016 days ago
14.

bunny    

He will NEVER step foot in a WWE ring again. Shooting up in a Chili's, pathetic, like his entire career.

1016 days ago
15.

Muppet    

In a word...idiot!

1016 days ago
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