American football legend Joe Montana and his wife saved their nine-month-old grandson from an attempted kidnapping, authorities said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the couple confronted a woman who entered their home and grabbed the child in a park.
After a “scuffle,” officials said the couple were able to get the child back.
“Scary situation, but thankful that everyone is doing well,” the Hall of Fame quarterback tweeted.
“We value our privacy at this time,” he added.
Montana, now 64, has spent most of his career with the San Francisco 49ers and is widely regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He was nicknamed “the Comeback Kid” during his heyday in the 1980s, because he was famous for hosting last minute touchdowns.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said an intruder entered the couple’s Malibu home on Saturday night and grabbed their sleeping grandchild.
The four-time Super Bowl champion and his wife Jennifer “tried to defuse the situation” and asked the woman to return the child, before “a fight ensued and Mrs. Montana was able to get the child out. arms of the suspect safely. “Said the sheriff’s department.
The suspect, identified as Sodsai Dalzell, fled the scene but was later arrested and charged with kidnapping and burglary.