Chiefs’ bank robbery superfan accused ‘desperate to be released in time to watch Super Bowl’
A KANSAS City Chiefs superfan, known as ChiefsAholic, has asked for his bail on armed robbery charges to be reduced so he can leave prison before the team’s Super Bowl performance.
Xavier Michael Babudar, 28, has been in the Tulsa County jail since mid-December for allegedly robbing the Tulsa Teacher Credit Union in Bixby, Oklahoma.
Babudar is known for appearing at Kansas City games in Chiefs gear and a wolf mask.
He often posts on social media as ChiefsAholic, sharing pictures of himself at Arrowhead and other NFL stadiums.
But the Chiefs superfan missed the team’s 30-24 overtime win over the Houston Texans on Dec. 18 after attending every game the team played earlier in the season.
It later emerged that Babudar had been arrested two days earlier on charges of armed robbery with $200,000 bail.
He was allegedly masked during the robbery – local NBC affiliate KSNT reported that Bixby police had recovered a paintball mask and money in Babudar’s backpack when he was taken into custody.
But it seems he still hasn’t given up attending the Super Bowl match between the Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles on Feb. 12.
Babudar has requested that his bail be reduced to $50,000 so he can be released from prison, according to Oklahoma court records.
The Chiefs fan stressed his willingness to adhere to attachment restrictions like wearing a GPS device and not using drugs or alcohol while incarcerated, according to court documents.
The hearing on Babudar’s application is scheduled for Friday, February 3, nine days before the big game between Kansas City and Philadelphia.
The Chiefs will battle the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV two years after their downfall for the NFL championship.
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs won the title a year earlier, earning the franchise’s second Super Bowl win.
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