Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and his wife clashed with a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their 9-month-old grandson over the weekend, the forces confirmed on Sunday. order.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Montana told lawmakers her 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, who authorities later identified as Sodsai Dalzell, attempted to “defuse the situation” and demanded that she return their grandchild.
After a scuffle, law enforcement officials said Jennifer Montana pulled the child out of Dalzell’s arms.
“Thanks to everyone who reached out,” the former San Francisco 49ers star tweeted. “Scary situation, but grateful that everyone is doing well. We value our privacy at this time. ”
The sheriff’s office says Dalzell fled the house but was later arrested. She faces kidnapping and burglary charges.
It was not immediately clear whether Dalzell had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
The sheriff’s office declined to release more information, saying the case was still ongoing.
Montana, 64, retired after the 1994 season, playing 13 years of his 15-year career with the San Francisco 49ers, who won four Super Bowls with him as a starting quarterback.