Looks like one Superfan is not so super after all.
After months of evading capture, Xavier Babudar, widely recognized as “Chiefsaholic,” the devoted fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, has been apprehended.
The long chase came to an end last Friday when authorities in California succeeded in arresting him.
The Department of Justice has revealed that Babudar is now facing charges of bank theft and the transportation of stolen property across state lines.
Previously, he had been charged with the robbery of a credit union in Oklahoma. However, federal prosecutors have now connected him to a series of unsolved bank robberies throughout the Midwest.
Babudar is alleged to have committed multiple bank robberies and engaged in money laundering by using area casinos and bank accounts to hide the stolen funds. In February 2023, Babudar was released on bail but in late March 2023, he removed his ankle monitor and evaded prosecution.
According to the affidavit, officials stated that Babudar had bought and cashed in over $1 million in casino chips between April and December 2022, spanning across Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois.
“Investigators also reviewed unsolved bank robberies throughout the Midwest during that time frame. Babudar’s cell phone was placed in the same cities and locations for these previously unsolved bank robberies and attempted robberies, the affidavit says,” the news release says. “In addition to the bank theft with which Babudar is charged in this complaint and the bank robbery charged in Oklahoma, the affidavit specifically refers to four bank robberies in Nebraska, Iowa, Tennessee, and Oklahoma, and to the attempted robberies of two credit unions in Minnesota.”
On Monday afternoon in Sacramento, the 28-year-old man from Overland Park, Kansas is scheduled to appear in court.
His case will be presented to a federal grand jury, who will determine whether or not to indict him on these charges, as well as any additional charges.
The individual in question is known on Twitter as @ChiefsAholic, as he attended every Chiefs game, donning a complete wolf costume. However, fans grew curious when he did not show up at the Chiefs’ 2022 game against the Houston Texans.
It was later discovered how he had been financing his travels, shedding light on his sudden absence from social media.