Xavier Babudar, the Kansas Chiefs superfan accused of robbing an Oklahoma bank, allegedly eliminated his ankle monitor and no-showed a court docket look, resulting in a $1 million bond warrant, according to a number of reports.
BroBible interviewed Babudar’s bondsman, Michael Lloyd, who instructed the web site he’s been “searching” Babudar because the alleged bandit “lower off his leg monitor at roughly 8:30 P.M. on Saturday, March 25.”
Who would have thought that the weirdest factor a couple of Chiefs fan previously referred to as “ChiefsaHolic” wouldn’t be that he recurrently donned a full-body wolf costume at Chiefs video games? As an alternative, a person dubbed “The Caring Bondsman” searching the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ fugitive superfan has change into one of many NFL’s oddest offseason storylines.
In keeping with Lloyd, Babadu was believed to be along with his mother and brother in Tulsa. “Nevertheless, we later came upon that they left Tulsa about two hours earlier than Babudar even lower off his leg monitor,” he instructed BroBible.
ESPN reported that the ankle monitor was discovered within the woods close by, citing a court docket affidavit.
In the course of the Chiefs’ run to the Tremendous Bowl, Babudar, who has appeared at Kansas Metropolis video games in a wolf’s costume, allegedly walked into a Tulsa Teachers Credit Union in Bixby, Okla., and pointed a pistol at bank teller Payton Garcia’s chest and threatened to “put a bullet in the employee’s head,” in accordance with a police report.
Babudar went from reportedly shelling out $10,000 for an autographed portray of Patrick Mahomes at a $1,250-per-head charity occasion in December to claiming to be homeless upon his arrest. Babudar pleaded not responsible and was released on bond in February.
After allegedly chopping off his leg monitor on Saturday night time, Babudar failed to point out up for a court docket listening to Monday morning and has been on the run since. The DA shortly filed an additional charge of eradicating an digital monitoring machine, but when caught, Babudar will probably be arrested and held on a $1 million bond.
“I’ve reached out to him and am ready to listen to again from him,” Babudar’s lawyer Tracy Tiernan instructed ESPN. “I don’t know the circumstances of why [the ankle monitor] was eliminated and the way it was eliminated.”
Lloyd additionally shared that Babudar “presumably acquired pressured” into robbing the financial institution and pleaded for him to show himself in peacefully. He’d even be sensible to maintain a watch out for him at subsequent month’s NFL Draft in Kansas Metropolis.
The wolf changing into prey on the lamb is such a cliche, however dangerous selections from an NFL superfan compounding dangerous selections is what the NFL scriptwriters have offered us.
Regardless of his penchant for high-stakes playing, Babudar’s reasoning for resorting to armed theft has by no means been established. Babudar was allegedly a prolific gambler, who was open about his successful and shedding bets in accordance with an ESPN investigative piece. For instance, staff on the Hollywood On line casino in Kansas Metropolis, Kansas instructed ESPN’s Elizabeth Merrill and David Purdum that Babudar positioned and gained an $80,000 wager two months previous to his arrest, nevertheless, Tanner Rome, the sportsbook supervisor, refused to touch upon particular particular person bets.
If cash was Babudar’s motive, all of this might have been averted if he’d simply proven some religion within the residence staff and laid down a heavy wager sooner or later betting market on the Chiefs successful the Tremendous Bowl again in August.