The infamous Chiefs superfan, who allegedly robbed a Tulsa bank, is back in jail after missing court.
According to the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri, the “Secretary”, known to authorities by his real name Xavier Michael Babdal, has been charged with federal bank robbery as “one in a series of alleged robberies committed”. prosecuted in court. announced on monday.
Babder was detained in Lincoln, Calif., on Friday after being on the run for four months.
The famous Chiefs fan, who wears a wolf mask at games, was a regular in the stands and often appeared on televised coverage after Kansas City won the 2020 Super Bowl, snapping selfies with Kansas City’s general manager. According to the New York Times.
But after being arrested in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, on December 16, 2022, on suspicion of robbing the Tulsa Teachers Federal Credit Union, Mr. Babder’s character shattered.
Babdal remained in prison until February when he was released on bail, but escaped in March after removing the ankle monitor.
Now in custody, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a release that Mr. Babdar’s wrongdoing extended beyond the Tulsa incident.
He is currently indicted on one count of bank robbery and one count of transporting stolen goods across state lines.
In an affidavit filed in federal criminal court, federal investigators said Baabdar robbed various banks and credit unions throughout the Midwest and stole funds from local casinos and bank accounts. claim to have been washed.
Investigators say Babdar’s cellphone has been linked to previously unsolved robberies, specifically Nebraska, Iowa, Tennessee and Oklahoma, as well as attempted robberies at two credit unions in Minnesota. I discovered that it was also placed in cities and places.
The new charges stem from the March 2, 2022 bank robbery at the Great Western Bank in Clive, Iowa.
The complaint alleges that Babdal entered the bank wearing a ski mask, gave the teller a note asking him to hand over cash, and stole $70,000 after showing he was in possession of a firearm.
“Law enforcement officers later found a $1,460 $20 bill in a nearby woods, along with the gloves Babdal had worn during the bank robbery,” the press release said.
Babder then spent six weeks transferring the money into a money market savings account and completing “redemption of multiple casino chip purchases at Argosy Casino in Riverside, Missouri,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. It says.
Babder was scheduled to appear Monday afternoon in the US District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento.