In Utah, police said, Babudar stole spoon holders and bags of snacks from Target, and another time he swapped the price tags on the curtain rods and then attempted to return them at full price. There are still outstanding arrest warrants for both cases. He also pleaded guilty to petty misdemeanors in Kansas and Missouri. In Champlin, Minnesota, he was fined $300 for driving without a license.
His license plates said “KCC4EVR”.
Babudar had more than a dozen interactions with police that did not result in an arrest.
At least eight times in 2016 and 2017, police in Overland Park, Kan., a Kansas City suburb, had contact with Babudar. In most cases she was in a parked car with her mother and brother late at night and a businessman found their presence suspicious. Other times, they used a hotel lobby or swimming pool even if they weren’t staying at the hotel.
In police records obtained by The Times, Xaviar is described as a “leaper” who “floats from hotel to hotel”. The Babudars are “known to be homeless” and “notorious for car burglary at night”, although none of the Babudars have been convicted in Kansas of burglary charges.
In dozens of court documents and police reports over a decade, the Babudars listed only one address, a mailbox at a Mail & Copy Plus office in Overland Park.
Many of Babudar’s encounters with police came when he said online that he was attending Kansas State University, a two-hour drive from Kansas City in Manhattan, Kan. The university said it had no record of Babudar’s participation.
Sometime between late 2017 and 2018, Babudar’s fortunes appear to have changed. She worked for nine months in an Amazon warehouse, the company confirmed, and her contact with the police and arrests have drastically decreased. His identity as Chiefsaholic soon emerged. He first appeared on Instagram in August 2018, posting a team meme involving SpongeBob SquarePants. The following month, for the first time, he posted a photograph in a wolf suit.