The alleged bank-robbing Chiefs superfan known as ChiefsAholic, who has been on the run for months after skipping bail, has been caught by the FBI and arrested in California.
Xavier Babudar was well-known throughout Chiefs Kingdom as a vivacious fan who always wore a giant wolf costume to games. He was originally arrested in December for allegedly robbing a bank in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but has been on the run since making bail and removing his ankle monitor in late March.
ChiefsAholic Arrested by FBI in California
According to court documents made public following his arrest on Friday, Babudar was located near Sacramento, CA and the FBI quickly acted to secure a warrant and eventually arrest the superfan.
In new details released today, the FBI alleges Babudar had been robbing banks and laundering the money through bets made at various Midwest casinos.
The affidavit claims Babudar purchased then redeemed over $1 million in chips from various casinos in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois between April and December of last year.
Babudar will appear in front of court this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento. A federal grand jury will convene to determine if additional charges will be brought against him.
This is a developing story, though more information can be found in the press release of the U.S. Attorney’s Office with the Western District of Missouri.