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, law enforcement officials confirmed Sunday.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Montana, 64, told deputies that his grandchild was sleeping in a playpen Saturday when an unknown woman entered their home in Malibu, Calif., 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," the former San Francisco 49ers star wrote on Twitter. "Scary situation, but thankful that everybody is doing well. We appreciate respect for our privacy at this time."
The sheriff's office said Dalzell fled but was later arrested. She faces kidnapping and burglary charges.
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