What we know about the Chiefsaholic bank robbery case - ESPN
In December, a bank robbery in a small Oklahoma town made national headlines after Xaviar Babudar, a popular Kansas City Chiefs superfan, was arrested and charged. Known as Chiefsaholic, a fixture at Kansas City games in a gray wolf suit, Babudar was accused of pointing a black pistol at a bank teller and fleeing with $150,000 from the Tulsa Teachers Credit Union in Bixby, Oklahoma. He pleaded not guilty.
In March, one month after Babudar was released on bond, he removed his ankle monitor and went on the run. Four months later, he was apprehended by the FBI in California. Upon his arrest, he was accused of a string of previously unsolved robberies in the Midwest.
An ESPN investigation uncovered that much of what Babudar posted about himself on his popular social media accounts was not true, and that he and his family had no fixed address and a long history of petty crimes and run-ins with police. Babudar often posted screenshots of betting slips, including $5,000 bets on the Chiefs to win last year's Super Bowl and quarterback Patrick Mahomes to win NFL regular-season MVP.
As SC Featured presents a new documentary on Babudar's story, «Where Wolf,» here's what we know about the case. Stream «Where Wolf» on ESPN+ starting Monday.
In Oklahoma, Babudar has been charged with robbery with a firearm and assault while masked or disguised, as well as removing an electronic monitoring device. Robbery with a firearm carries a sentence of five years to life in prison in Oklahoma, while assault while masked or disguised ranges from two to five years, according to the Tulsa county district attorney's office.
After his second arrest, a federal grand jury indicted Babudar on 19 counts of armed bank robbery, bank theft, money laundering