Coheed and Cambria Bass Player Arrested for Robbery
Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly robbed a pharmacy using a stickup message posted on his cell phone.
Reports said the 30-year-old rocker went inside a Walgreens pharmacy in Attleboro, Massachusetts, and showed the clerk a text message declaring the robbery. According to officers at the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Todd claimed in the message that he had a bomb and demanded that he be given prescription painkillers. A pharmacy employee reportedly handed over about six bottles of oxycodone pills to Todd, who escaped on a taxi and headed towards the band’s tour bus outside the Comcast Center in Mansfield, where the New York-based rockers were to perform.
Todd, who was arraigned on Monday, faces armed robbery and drug possession charges. His bail was set at $25,000. Coheed and Cambria said it will continue its current tour, which would take the band to Poughkeepsie in New York and later to Canada for two more play dates, with an alternate musician to replace Todd at base. “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,” the band said in a message posted on its Facebook account.