Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd was arrested on Sunday on charges of robbing a pharmacy in Massachusetts just hours before he was due on stage with the band.
According to police, Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd walked into a Walgreens pharmacy in Attleboro, Mass. around 1PM on Sunday. He allegedly showed a note on his phone to the pharmacist that said he had a bomb and demanded to be given Oxycontin, an extremely powerful painkiller.
Todd, 30, left the scene in a taxi with six bottles of Oxycontin and headed to the Comcast Center in Mansfield, where Coheed and Cambria was due to open for Soundgarden that evening. Todd was later identified to police by the cab driver and on store surveillance video.
Police arrested Michael Todd at the Comcast Center before the show started and the band ended up playing without him. The Coheed and Cambria website has been updated to say the band plans on continuing their tour without the bassist. The band posted on their Facebook page that Todd would be replaced by Wes Styles for the rest of the tour. “We are surprised to say the least and will address the situation with Michael after the tour,” the band stated.
Michael Todd is due in court Monday for arrainment on charges of armed robbery and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics.
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