Imagine you’re at the bank depositing a check, and the place gets robbed by a man in a gray wolf suit. Well, that was the reality in Bixby, Oklahoma. People really want to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play football.
The Chiefs are 7-2 through 11 weeks in 2023, and they have Super Bowl aspirations once again. With that success comes fans, and Kansas City has a lot of them.
Arguably the Chiefs’ biggest fan is known as “ChiefsAholic” — he allegedly robbed banks so he could attend games.
Who Is ChiefsAholic?
Among the thousands of fans the Chiefs have, one of the most recognizable ones is ChiefsAholic. He was a fixture at games wearing a gray wolf suit. He also posted frequently on popular social media accounts.
In December of 2022, ChiefsAholic, also known as Xaviar Babudar, was arrested and charged with robbing a bank in a small Oklahoma town. He was accused of pointing a black pistol at a bank teller and fleeing with $150,000 from the Tulsa Teachers Credit Union. He would go on to plead not guilty.
It didn’t end there, though. In March, just a month after being released on bond, he removed his ankle monitor and would go out on the lam. The FBI would go on to find and apprehend him four months later in California.
When arrested for the second time, he was accused and charged in relation to a string of multiple other unsolved robberies in the Midwest — it wasn’t his first rodeo.
Now? ESPN is presenting a documentary about the story called “Where Wolf.”
The story on a Chiefs fan allegedly leading a double life. pic.twitter.com/JMOUfKICxt
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 20, 2023
What Do We Know About ChiefsAholic?
Following his first arrest and escape, Babudar was charged in Oklahoma with robbery with a firearm and assault while masked or disguised, as well as removing an electronic monitoring device.
However, those weren’t his only charges. Following his second arrest, he was indicted by a federal grand jury on 19 counts of armed bank robbery, bank theft, money laundering, and transporting stolen property across state lines.
It is alleged that he robbed or attempted to rob banks and credit unions in Iowa, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Nebraska from April of 2022 through that December. They also allege that he laundered more than $1 million in chips through various casinos in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois.
In total, ChiefsAholic is accused of stealing more than $800,000, although he pled not guilty to all charges. He is currently awaiting trial at Leavenworth Federal Prison in Kansas. His trial for the federal charges is scheduled to begin in April.