Alleged bank robber, Chiefs super fan attempts Super Bowl trip, victim says

Posted at 8:02 AM, February 13, 2023 and last updated 11:16 AM, August 21, 2023

By: Ryan Love

TULSA, Okla. (Scripps News Tulsa) — A man accused in a Tulsa area bank robbery, and well-known as a Kansas City Chiefs super fan, tried to make his way to the Super Bowl, according to a victim in the robbery.

Attorneys representing TTCU bank teller Payton Garcia released a statement on Saturday accusing “Chiefsaholic” Xaviar Michael Babudar of making bail and applying Feb. 8 for permission for a “family vacation” in Phoenix, where the Chiefs took on the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL’s season finale in Glendale, Ariz. on Sunday night.

Xaviar Michael Babudar mugshot

Xaviar Michael Babudar (Tulsa County Jail via KJRH)

“I’m shocked that the district attorney and judges allowed this criminal out on bail after robbing a bank,” Garcia said. “That day changed my life. I have never feared for my life like that before.”

Babudar is charged with Robbery with a Firearm and Assault While Masked or Disguised in the Dec. 16 robbery of the TTCU near 131st Street and Memorial. Bixby police arrested him shortly after the robbery.

According to court records, Babudar bonded out and was issued a GPS ankle monitor. Michael Lloyd, a local bail bondsman, would’ve accompanied him to the Super Bowl.

However, Lloyd said the hearing over the motion to allow the trip wouldn’t be allowed to take place until Monday, and therefore they wouldn’t be making the trip.

“In my opinion, I feel like they are punishing this kid before he’s been convicted,” Lloyd said.

This story was originally published by Scripps News Tulsa, an E.W. Scripps Company.