Joe Montana and his wife Jennifer Montana confronted a home intruder who attempted to kidnap their 9-month-old grandchild over the weekend, law enforcement officials confirmed on Sunday, September 27.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Montana told deputies that his grandchild was sleeping in a playpen on Saturday, September 26, 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 scuffle, law enforcement officials say Jennifer Montana pried the child out of Dalzell’s arms.
Montana, a former San Francisco 49ers star tweeted after the incident: “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.”
The sheriff’s office says that Dalzell fled the home but was later arrested. She faces kidnapping and burglary charges.