Coheed And Cambria bass player Michael Todd was arrested before the band’s show opening for Soundgardern for armed robbery after he held up a Walgreens store by claiming he had a bomb.
According to police in Attleboro, Massachusetts, Todd showed a pharmacist working in the store a cell phone note that said he had a bomb and demanded Oxycontin. He made off with six bottles of pain pill and fled the store via taxi. Police say he was spotted in the cab and police were able to track it via the dispatcher to the Comcast Center where Coheed and Cambria were set to open up for Soundgarden.
Todd was then arrested without incident after he was identified by the cab driver, the pharmacist and by store surveillance video. He was later charged with armed robbery and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics and is being held on $10,000 bail and will be arraigned on Monday morning.
The band posted the following message about the incident:
"Michael Todd was arrested today on what we consider very serious charges and therefore he will not be finishing up the current tour. Wes Styles, long time 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."