Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd, 30, is free on bail after posting $25,000. The beleaguered rocker was released from the Bristol House of Corrections in Dartmouth, Massachusetts Monday, according to a report in the Boston Herald.
It was not disclosed who posted bail for Todd, nor what took them so long, since he has been in custody for over two weeks after allegedly holding up a Walgreens pharmacy and demanding pain killers only hours before he was due to go onstage with Coheed and Cambria, who were opening up for Soundgarden at Mansfield’s Comcast Center.
The musician entered the drugstore on July 10 demanding OxyContin, but according to the Boston Herald, that wasn’t what he ended up getting. The pharmacist on duty told Todd she didn’t have that particular medication, and the musician reportedly said, “I’ll take your Perc 30s,’’ apparently referring to 30-milligram pills of Percocet. After she handed Todd several bottles of oxycodone, he fled.
The pharmacist said she felt that Todd would have harmed her or her co-workers, one of whom is pregnant, if she did not give him the drugs, according to documents.
Shortly after Todd left the scene, four police officers were on site, questioning the pharmacist and patrons. One witness told police that someone saw the musician jump into a brown minivan taxi, and from the description they were able to track down the company and discover where he was dropped off: Coheed and Cambria’s tour bus at the Comcast Center, where they apprehended him. Todd is due back in court on August 9 for a preliminary hearing to face charges. This is not Todd's first brush with the law. He was convicted of drug possession in 2004 in Florida and has recent convictions for operating under the influence in New York.
Trying to carry on as business as usual, Coheed founder Claudio Sanchez and his wife Chondra Echert were at Comic-Con last weekend unveiling a new zombie comic called Key of Z. The couple were the writing source behind Kill Audio comic and this marks the first pairing of the two since wrapping up that series. You can see what they’re up to at Evil Ink Comics. Professionally we mean, we’re not actually that interested in which one of them is the bathroom hog and who takes out the garbage. Well, we are, but...