Rock star's short crime spree
Bass player for Coheed and Cambria arrested at arena
Rock star’s short crime spree
Michael Todd, the bass player for Coheed and Cambria probably isn’t cut out for a life of crime.
Yesterday afternoon in Attleboro, Mass., Todd walked into a Walgreen’s and showed the pharmacist a message on his cell phone in which he claimed to have a bomb.
Hard to say what part of this caper is more unbelievable: that it worked (Todd took off with six bottles of the addictive painkiller Oxycontin) or that the musician then jumped into a waiting cab and sped to the Comcast Center in nearby Mansfield where his band was opening last night for Soundgarden.
Todd was arrested backstage before the show. Coheed and Cambria, a high concept hard rock band played the gig without him. (See the group in a live performance earlier this year, below)
The abortive robbery raises a couple of questions. Why did Todd show the pharmacist a message instead of simply stating his demand? Maybe he was saving his voice for the concert? And did he really think using a cab as a getaway car was a smart move?
Not a well thought-out plan, dude.