The infamous Chiefs superfan who allegedly robbed a Tulsa bank and then went on the lam after skipping his court date is back behind bars.
“Chiefsaholic,” known to authorities by his real name of Xavier Michael Babudar, was charged in federal court with bank theft “for one of a string of robberies he is suspected of committing,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Missouri announced on Monday.
Babudar was taken into custody on Friday in Lincoln, Calif. after spending four months on the run.
The well-known Chiefs fan, who dressed in a wolf mask at games was a fixture in the stands, was often seen on broadcasts and took a selfie with Kansas City’s general manager after they won the Super Bowl in 2020, according to the New York Times.
However, Babudar’s persona came crashing down after his arrest in Tulsa County, Okla. for allegedly robbing a Tulsa Teachers Federal Credit Union on Dec. 16, 2022.
He sat in jail until February when he was released on bond, but Babudar removed his ankle monitor in March and fled.
Now back in custody, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced in a release that Babudar’s malfeasance extended beyond the incident in Tulsa.
He now faces federal charges of one count of bank theft and one count of transporting stolen property across state lines.
In an affidavit filed in federal criminal court, federal investigators allege that Babudar went through the Midwest committing robberies at various banks and credit unions and laundered the money he stole at local casinos and in bank accounts.
Investigators discovered that Babudar’s cell phone was also placed in the same cities and locations as previously unsolved robberies, specifically mentioning Nebraska, Iowa, Tennessee and Oklahoma, and attempted robberies at two credit unions in Minnesota.
The new charges stem from a bank robbery that occurred at Great Western Bank in Clive, Iowa, on March 2, 2022.
The complaint said that Babudar stole $70,000 after entering the bank wearing a ski mask and handing the teller a note to give him the money, and indicating he had a firearm.
“Law enforcement officers later found $1,460 in $20 bills in the nearby woods along with a glove worn by Babudar during the bank robbery,” the press release stated.
Babudar later put the money into his money market savings account over six weeks and completed “multiple casino chip purchases and redemptions at the Argosy Casino in Riverside, Mo,” U.S. Attorney’s Office’s said.
Babudar was scheduled to appear in court on Monday afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento, Calif.urt for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento, Calif.
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