Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their 9-month-old grandchild over the weekend.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the couple confronted a woman who had entered their home and grabbed the child from a playpen.
After a “tussle”, officials said the couple was able to retrieve the child.
“Scary situation, but thankful that everybody is doing well,” the Hall of Fame quarterback tweeted.
“We appreciate respect for our privacy at this time,” he added.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Montana told deputies that his grandchild was sleeping in a playpen on Saturday when an unknown woman entered their home in Malibu and grabbed the child. Montana and his wife, Jennifer, confronted the woman, whom authorities later identified as Sodsai Dalzell, tried to “de-escalate the situation” and asked her to give back their grandchild.
After a tussle, law enforcement officials say Jennifer Montana pried the child out of Dalzell’s arms.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out. Scary situation, but thankful that everybody is doing well. We appreciate respect for our privacy at this time.
— Joseph Montana (@JoeMontana) September 27, 2020
The sheriff’s office says that Dalzell fled the home but was later arrested. She faces kidnapping and burglary charges.