Accused of robbing a Tulsa Credit Union “Chiefsaholic” wants his bail reduced to $50,000
TULSA, Oklahoma – The Kansas City Superfan, known on social media sites as the “ChiefsAholic,” is seeking a substantial reduction in his bail on bank robbery charges by releasing him from an Oklahoma prison, just in time for the Super Bowl.
Xavier Michael Babudar, 28, known for his incandescent love for the Kansas City Chiefs, has been freshening up in the Tulsa County Jail since December on $200,000 bail.
Although Babudar has two 2017 Overland Park municipal violations for trespassing, obstruction of legal process, and failure to possess a car tag in progress, the boss fan is charged in Tulsa County District Court with robbery the Tulsa Teacher Credit Union in Bixby on Dec. 16, just two days before his beloved Chiefs defeated Houston 30-24 in overtime.
Babudar is a staple at Chiefs games – at Arrowhead – and visits stadiums – dressed in Chiefs red and yellow suits and wearing a wolf mask. It was his absence from the Houston game and from his social media posts that alerted his more than 50,000 Instagram and Twitter followers that something was not quite right.
Babudar will return to court on Friday where he will request that his bail be reduced to $50,000.
Phone calls seeking comment from Babudar or his lawyer were not returned.
In earlier court documents Babudar said that he is homeless and unemployed since 2020 and is looking for a public defender.
Typically the court finds that if a suspect can post bail they can afford a lawyer and the burden of a public defender should not be placed on the shoulders of Oklahoma taxpayers.
In Babudar’s motion to reduce his obligations filed on Thursday, he now says he has been self-employed for the past five years and his last employer was Amazon.
So which side is it?
Babudar posted on his Twitter account:
“After graduating from KSU in 2016, I was working in a warehouse making $12 an hour. Today, I manage multiple warehouses throughout the Midwest region and make an excellent living, and I’m only 28 years old. Hard work pays off and don’t let ANYONE tell you otherwise!
Babudar Twitter feed, December 13, 2022
Babudar’s social media site feeds are steeped in profanity and scripture and filled with photographs and posts of himself traveling across the country to see the Chiefs play in Cincinnati, Denver, San Diego, San Francisco and Indianapolis, as well as the game of the Big 12 Football Championship in Arlington, Texas.
Babudar posted on Twitter:
“Originally, when the show came out, I had no plans or intent to make the trip to Houston. HOWEVER I have never spent an entire season where I attended EVERY Chiefs game on the schedule. You only live once, see you in Houston next week.
Babudar Twitter feed, December 11, 2022
Many of her social media followers quickly pieced together the events: Babudar on his way to Houston; ChiefsAholic does not post during gameplay; and the Tulsa bank robbery, speculation that Babudar was the person who robbed the credit union that Friday in December. Bixby police recovered a paintball mask — not a wolf mask — along with cash in Babudar’s backpack when he was taken into custody, according to a Bixby police report.
So where does Babudar get the money to fuel his obsession with bosses?
Betting slips between $200 and $5,000 on Chief’s games are featured on Babudar’s Twitter feed.
Two betting slips — one for $5,000 on Mahomes winning the Most Valuable Player Award — and another $5,000 on Kansas City winning the Super Bowl — are featured on Bubudar’s Twitter and Instagram feeds.
If Babadar hits the jackpot and wins both bets, he will win $100,000.
But are the betting slips real?
Babudar posted on Twitter:
“I’m going to that Patrick Mahomes 15 and Mahomies charity gala tomorrow night, and I’m laughing so hard because this girl I dated asked me why I didn’t invite her?
Probably because tickets are expensive AF and I don’t like you THAT much.
Babadar’s Twitter feed, December 5, 2023
According to the charity website, single tickets cost $1,250 for the evening. Apparently Babudar won a painting by Mahomes which was featured during the gala.
StubHub, a ticket outlet for the Chiefs, shows the average price for a ticket to a single Chiefs game and parking is around $450.
Babudar’s family once lived in a $3.2 million Laguna Beach home before it was lost in a California bankruptcy, according to court documents.
Questions persist over the social media posts of a financially savvy young man whose family has suffered several financial setbacks, including liens, judgments and bankruptcy, according to the California Central Bankruptcy Court.
If granted bail, Babudar plans to live in Tulsa with his family — who plan to move from Overland Park to Tulsa — for the duration of his court proceedings, according to the motion. It is highly doubtful that the Chiefaholic will participate in the Big Game this year.