||COHEED AND CAMBRIA BASS PLAYER ARRESTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY
12th July 2011
Coheed And Cambria bass player Michael Todd has been arrested and charged with armed robbery by police in Massachusetts, USA.
The alleged incident happened in Attleboro, shortly before the band were due to support Soundgarden at the city's Comcast Center.
TMZ have reported that Todd entered a pharmacy and showed the pharmacist his mobile phone which had a note on the screen saying he had a bomb and that he would detonate it if he wasn't given several bottles of Oxycontin, a tablet painkiller.
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Todd fled in a taxi with six bottles of Oxycontin but was later arrested after being identified by the pharmacist and the taxi driver, as well as on CCTV footage of the robbery.
Coheed And Cambria have made a statement saying they will continue without Todd for their remaining tour dates. The statement 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, longtime member of the Coheed family, will take on bass duties starting tomorrow for the remaining dates. No shows will be cancelled.
"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."
Todd was released from police custody on $10,000 bail yesterday. The bassist previously spent time away from the band in 2006 to seek treatment for heroin addiction.