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Other News: Scary details on Tomko's arrest - allegedly stole drugs, police say he admitted to drug problem

Oct 11, 2011 - 4:51:36 PM
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By James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor

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TMZ reported the following account of what led to former WWE/TNA wrestler Travis Tomko's arrest this week in Florida:

-- Tomko is accused of robbing a CVS Pharmacy of 210 tablets of Oxycodone on Monday. A pharmacist claims Tomko threatened to attack him unless he supplied Tomko with "several bottles" of the painkiller. Tomko claimed he did not threaten the pharmacist.

-- Upon "obtaining" the pills, Tomko went to a nearby Chili's restaurant, where he allegedly injected 178 "crushed up and melted down" pills into his system while spending 30-40 minutes in a restroom.

-- After police were informed of Tomko's whereabouts, Tomko was arrested and taken into custody on a robbery charge. According to police, Tomko said he has a "severe drug problem." One officer reported that Tomko had "needle marks and blood running down his arm" and flushed something down the toilet.

-- Prior to being taken to jail, Tomko was taken to a nearby hospital. Tomko was then booked in a Florida jail on Tuesday morning and remains in jail on $7,500 bond.

Caldwell's Analysis: Scary details in this report. Hopefully Tomko will seek help for his apparent drug addiction or he could wind up as another wrestling statistic, which no one wants to see happen.


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