Kansas City Chiefs fan to overlook Super Bowl after robbing banks dressed as mascot

A Kansas City Chiefs fanatic is lacking the Super Bowl as a result of he is jail for robbing banks dressed as his crew’s wolf mascot.

Xaviar Babudar, in any other case referred to as Chiefsaholic, constructed a sizeable fanbase following his beloved franchise across the nation. But little did his friends know, he’d been shopping for match tickets with stolen loot.

Babudar robbed a number of banks all through the Midwest with firearms and used a few of the money he stole to attend Chiefs video games and place monster bets. CCTV footage of him robbing a financial institution in Oklahoma carrying the wolf swimsuit, earlier than fleeing with $150,000 (£118,000) went viral in 2022 and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than police labored out who the wrongdoer was.

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The 29-year-old was arrested and charged in February final yr, however after making bail, he eliminated his ankle bracelet and went on the run. Four months later he was apprehended by the FBI in California. Upon his arrest, investigators linked him with a string of beforehand unsolved robberies within the Midwest.

In August, Babudar was charged in a 19-count indictment in Kansas City. Prosecutors allege he robbed at the very least seven banks and tried to rob two extra between March 2022 and December. The indictment fees Babudar with three counts of armed financial institution theft, one rely of financial institution theft, 11 counts of cash laundering, and 4 counts of transporting stolen property throughout state strains. His trial is about for April 29.

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A Kansas City Chiefs fan wearing a wolf costume
Xaviar Babudar robbed a number of banks within the Midwest utilizing firearms

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His incarceration means there is not any likelihood he’ll be capable to catch the Chiefs in motion towards the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII. The Chiefs, who’ve Taylor Swift’s beau Travis Kelce as their tight finish, have received the Super Bowl thrice, most not too long ago in 2022. They additionally received in 2019 and in 1969.

The 49ers, in the meantime, have received the Super Bowl 5 occasions, however have not managed the feat for 30 years. Their victories got here in 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989 and 1994.