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    Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:09:29

    Coheed and Cambria Bassist Arrested For Armed Robbery - He made off with six bottles of oxycontin before being apprehended

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    Coheed and Cambria bass player Michael Todd has been arrested for robbing a Walgreen's pharmacy in Massachusetts on Sunday, July 10th. He claimed to have a bomb and nabbed six bottles of oxycontin. He then hopped in a cab for his band's show opening for Soundgarden and was eventually apprehended by the cops. Yikes!

    "Upon arrival, it was learned that a male had threatened a pharmacist with a bomb threat and demanded Oxycontin," police told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. "The male was given six bottles of pain pills."

    Todd, 30, was then arrested and charged with armed robbery and possession of a class B controlled substance. He is being held at Attleboro PD on $10,000 bail.

    Coheed issued this statement 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," a statement read. "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 in Boston, Poughkeepsie, Quebec City and Halifax."

    Wow. Sounds like Coheed might be looking for a new bassist, no?

    What do you think of Michael Todd's actions? What should Coheed do in light of these events?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    07.12.11




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