Talk about a tour downer for Coheed and Cambria.
The progressive rock band is in shock after bassist Michael Todd got collared Sunday after allegedly walking into a Mansfield, Mass., Walgreen's claiming to have a bomb in a bid to procure prescription painkillers.
Uh-oh. Someone's in big trouble.
(That's Todd wearing glasses and a baseball cap on the left in the photo.)
According to local police, the robbery occurred around 1 p.m. when Todd walked into the drug store and showed the pharmacist a text message on his phone threatening to detonate a bomb unless he got Oxycontin. The scared employee replied that they were out of the brand-name drug, so the rocker asked for Percocet at which point the pharmacist gave him generic oxycodone.
"He went to the pharmacist and said he had a bomb," Mansfield Police Department spokesman Arthur O'Neill tells E! News.
Todd walked out with six bottles of the highly addictive painkiller (nicknamed hillbilly heroin) and hightailed it in a cab back to the Comcast Center, where the New York rockers were scheduled to perform that night. Cops tracked him down several hours later--just before the band took the stage to open for Soundgarden--and made the arrest.
At his arraignment today, the 30-year-old musician pleaded not guilty to charges of armed robbery and possession of a class B substance, said Greg Miliote, a spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney's Office.
He remains behind bars and bail has been set at $25,000 cash. His next court date is set for Aug. 9.
Coheed and Cambria confirmed the arrest in a post on its website :
"Michael Todd was arrested today on what we consider very serious charges and therefore he will not be finishing up the current tour."
Coheed and Cambria will continue as scheduled, with the band's guitar tech filling in. Todd's future with the group remains in doubt."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," continued the statement. "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."