Remember the Chiefs superfan who was on the run? He pleaded guilty to bank robbery

Remember the Chiefs superfan who was on the run? He pleaded guilty to bank robbery

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Xavier Babudar, better known by his wolf-themed Kansas City Chiefs superfan alias “ChiefsAholic,” pled guilty to one count of bank robbery, one count of money laundering, and one count of transporting stolen property across state lines on Wednesday.

Babudar, who turned himself in to authorities back in July after a monthslong fugitive run, was previously indicted on 19 charges by a federal grand jury in August. According to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri via Sports Illustrated, Babudar was connected to “a string of 11 robberies, or attempted robberies, of financial institutions in seven states.”

Babudar took a plea deal, admitting to the robberies and attempted robberies – two of which occurred after cutting off an ankle monitor in March 2023. He reportedly wore the wolf costume while committing the crimes.

“His violent crime spree across the Midwest and beyond traumatized bank employees and victimized financial institutions in seven states,” U.S. Attorney Tessa Moore said in a statement, per Sports Illustrated. “With today’s conviction, he will be held accountable for the full scope of his criminal conduct, including his attempt to flee from justice.”

ChiefsAholic will have to pay over $500,000 in restitution and forfeit property. According to prosecutors, Babudar will have to give up an autographed painting of Patrick Mahomes as part of the forfeiture.

After being released on bond for his Dec. 16, 2022, robbery of the Tulsa Teachers Credit Union, Babudar was ordered to wear a GPS monitoring device upon his release from jail. However, after he failed to show up for a pretrial hearing on March 27, 2023, the device was reportedly tracked down in a wooded area near an Academy Sports + Outdoors store location in southern Tulsa.

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