Police say that yesterday afternoon Todd, who plays bass with the prog-metal outfit, showed a Walgreens pharmacist a note in which he claimed to have a bomb and then left the store with six bottles of Oxycontin. The musician then took a taxi to Mansfield’s Comcast Center, where Coheed and Cambria were set to open for Soundgarden. He was arrested prior to the show and the band played without him.
Coheed and Cambria posted the following message on their facebook page: “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.”
According to MTV News, Todd was arraigned in Attleboro District Court on Monday, July 11. The charges against the bassist — armed robbery and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics — were read and Judge Daniel O’Shea increased Todd’s bail from $10,000 to $25,000 cash. Todd is due back in court on August 9.