Chiefs Superfan Turned Felon Ordered to Pay Multi-Million Dollar Damages

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In a recent verdict that has rocked the heartland, a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs fan from Oklahoma, infamous for his fervor and game-day flamboyance, found himself on the wrong side of the legal scrimmage line. Identified far and wide as the ‘ChiefsAholic’, Xavier Michael Bubudar, 29, infamous for donning a wolf costume during Chiefs matches, was ordered by an Oklahoma judge to pay a whopping $10.8 million to a bank teller who incurred both physical and emotional injuries due to his misdemeanor. Nevertheless, the likelihood of the payment being collected remains as uncertain as a Hail Mary pass.

Hailing from the heart of Tulsa, judge presiding over the case issued the order last week against Bubudar, a figure notorious for his fervent support of the Chiefs, transformed from fan to felon in an alarming twist. The victim, Payton Garcia, a once cheerful bank teller, accused Bubudar of a brutal pistol assault during a credit union robbery in the placid town of Bixby, Oklahoma in the grim winter of December 2022.

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In seeking recompense for the horrors Garcia endured, the judge declared Bubudar liable for a payment of $3.6 million in order to cover her personal injuries and income loss, followed by an additional $7.2 million in punitive damages. Yet, an eerie silence hovers over Bubudar’s legal corner, with no immediate response forthcoming from his counsel.

As clear as the road to repayment appears, Garcia’s attorney, Frank Frasier, sees the slew of challenges that lie ahead, not unlike an opposing team’s defensive line. It is as though they have earned a symbolic victory, he noted, with no real sight of actual recompense. He expressed, however, a certain degree of satisfaction about the judgment, arguing that it stands as a loud denouncement of criminal notoriety and online clout obtained from ill deeds.

Drawing attention to a potential source of income, Frasier opined that if Bubudar ever attempts to capitalize on his heinous ventures, perhaps by authoring a book or selling his story, Garcia’s claim on the convicted felon’s funds rightfully tightens.

While cases of tellers seeking justice from their employers aren’t unheard of in instances of bank theft, suing the bank robber—the antagonist themselves—is almost novel. Oklahoma’s renowned criminal defense attorney, Ed Blau, explained this rarity by suggesting that criminals, especially bank robbers, seldom have material wealth. Affirming a strategic logic to Garcia’s lawsuit against Bubudar, he remained skeptical about potential success, framing her multi-million-dollar judgment as an uncollectible paper trinket.

Bubudar, on his part, conceded to his guilt in February, owning up to his series of robberies spanning 2022 and 2023. He stands condemned, penning his felonious chapters behind bars until his forthcoming sentencing on July 10 in the land of his favorite team, Kansas City.

Federal prosecutors revealed that Bubudar confessed not only to his series of robberies but also to funneling the spoils through multiple casinos and online gambling portals. As a condition of his plea agreement, Bubudar is mandated to pay at least $532,675 in restitution and relinquish possessions, notably an autographed painting of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. This FBI-recovered memorabilia stands as a somber reminder of the defendant’s precipitous descent from super fan to convicted felon.

Before spiraling down the path of his ignominious criminal career, Bubudar was a viral sensation among the Chiefs faithful, attending numerous games draped in his distinctive wolf costume. Now, he stands as a stark example of love for a game turning into an infamous criminal saga.