Coheed and Cambria bass player Michael Todd arrested for armed robbery
Another sordid chapter in The Amory Wars has been written by a member of Coheed and Cambria, this time by bass player Michael Todd, who is telling the tale of the guy who threatened to blow up a Walgreens to swipe prescription pain killers. Wait, no, that really happened this weekend. We can't wait to see how lead singer Claudio Sanchez fits that one into the mythology!
TMZ says Todd went into an Attleboro, Mass., Walgreens on Sunday and showed the pharmacist a note on his cell phone that demanded Oxycontin, or he'd blow up the building. The bass player got six bottles and then took off in a taxi, the site says. Proving how dumb a move that was, cops called the cab's dispatcher and found out the taxi was going to the Comcast Center, where Coheed and Cambria were opening for Soundgarden.
The cabbie, the pharmacist and store surveillance equipement all confirmed it was Todd who was the suspect, so he was arrested before the show and charged with armed robbery and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics. The band issued a statement on their website Sunday that read, "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."
Todd left the band over personal reasons for awhile in 2006. Wonder what the problem was?