Coheed and Cambria Bassist Arrested for Robbing Pharmacy

July 12th, 2011
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Michael Todd, bassist of Coheed and Cambria, was arrested Sunday night for allegedly robbing a pharmacy outside of Boston only hours before the band was supposed to perform at the Comcast Center.

Police responded to a report of a robbery at a Walgreens around 1 p.m. on July 10 after Todd allegedly demanded Oxycontin and threatened workers with a fake bomb.

Police told The Hollywood Reporter, “The male was given six bottles of pain pills.”

Photo Credit Marv Watson

Photo Credit Marv Watson

A witness claimed to have seen Todd fleeing in a taxi which police followed to the backstage area of the Comcast Center.

Todd was arrested and charged with armed robbery and possession of a controlled substance and is being held on $10,000 bail.

Coheed and Cambria posted a message about the situation on their website:

“Michael Todd was arrested today on what we consider very serious charges and therefore he will not be finishing up the current tour,” they wrote. “Wes Styles, longtime 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.”

This is not the first time Todd has struggled with addiction. In 2006 he checked into rehab to treat a heroin addiction.

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