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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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16.

tellmeaboutit     

Wow, tmz, you sure know where the low lifes are. Your slackers must be crawling thru the sewers to get this stuff.

1073 days ago
17.

Wrestling fan    

2008 to 2009 he was in TNA and not WWE alright learn your facts TMZ.

1073 days ago
18.

Joao    

California 1st Circus Celebrity Court here he comes... this guy knows how to think on his feet. Obviously he's busted, so he fess up that he was using [since he knows he's already busted for the drugstore heist--good move, next to checking yourself in to one of those rehab outfit and getting your "Do Not Go to Jail" card-if you're a celebrity. He'll get an attorney who'll hook him up with one of the clowns for judges. Charges will be dropped and twisted, he'll get to stay in rehab and there'll be some probation time and MAYBE "community services" Why not have an active addict go into schools and tell the kids about the evils of being an addict and doing drugs-duhhhh

1073 days ago
19.

Carl    

Sure he didn't threaten the pharmacist. Don't you know you can just walk into a pharmacy and say "please give me Oxycodone" and they'll say no problem and give it to you for free!

1073 days ago
20.

Whamo    

Oxys have cut a bigger swath of destruction than ANY other drug we know. Crack tends to be abused by a certain poor segment of the population and has done its fair share but Oxys cross all socioeconomic and racial borders to wreak havoc on a massive part of our country. Meanwhile the drug companies who when they released this drug said it was NOT an addictive drug make MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS of dollars with doctors that dole this crap out knowing only one prescription will have you either hooked or inline for one of the worst f$%^ing withdrawals you'll never want to go through. If you ever HAVE gone thought this withdrawal you'll do anything and I mean anything to never have to go through it again. This is why all theses pharmacies are getting jacked. Big drug companies HAVE to bare some of the responsibility of this scourge but of course they won’t because big money talks. I've seen this drug ruin the lives of good honest everyday people and its a crying shame!
This drug must be pulled from the market. PERIOD!

1073 days ago
21.

Sherms    

HOLY CRAP!!! 178 pills?? Was this a suicide attempt??

1073 days ago
22.

Whippin' my Willy    

For the first 39 minutes he was in bathroom, Tomko had his wanger rammed through a "Glory Hole" while being serviced by a young, swishy, Navy twink from Jacksonville in the next stall. Only for the final 1 minute did he actually do any drugs.

1073 days ago
23.

us-designs.com    

WWE= Worlds Worst Educated.

1073 days ago
24.

Jon Zimmel    

wow nice deceiving title...."ex wwe STAR"

1072 days ago
25.

Charlie Goose    

The WWE offers free rehab to former talents. If he wants to save his own life, he should jump at that chance.

1072 days ago
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