Tuesday, July 12, 2011

It Speaks for Itself

Another reason to ban cell phones in the pharmacy?

MANSFIELD, Massachusetts (AP) — A judge on Monday increased bail for a rock band bassist accused of stealing prescription painkillers from a pharmacy just hours before a show.

Attleboro police said Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd showed a Walgreens pharmacist a note on his smartphone Sunday afternoon, saying he had a bomb and demanding prescription drugs.

The 30-year-old Todd of Anaheim, California, fled with six bottles of Oxycontin, taking a cab that dropped him at the tour bus at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, where his band was to open for Soundgarden that night, police said. He was arrested before the show, and the band played without him.

Really. A note on his smart phone. Any maybe it's time to take OxyContin out of retail pharmacies, too.

1 comment:

PA Honeybee said...

Unbelievable! A guy who was moving up in the musical world is a thief of Oxycontin!? It takes all kinds. Simply amazing!