Football legend Joe Montana and his wife saved their nine-month-old grandson from a kidnapping attempt, authorities say.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff̵
After a “brawl,” officials said the couple were able to retrieve the baby.
“Scary situation, but thankful everyone is fine,” tweeted the Hall of Fame quarterback.
“We appreciate the respect for 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 organizing last-minute touchdowns.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said an intruder broke into the couple’s home in Malibu Saturday night and grabbed the sleeping grandson.
The four-time Super Bowl champion and his wife Jennifer “tried to ease the situation” and asked the woman to return the baby, before “a fight ensued and Mrs. Montana was able to safely snatch the baby from her. arms of the suspect. “said the sheriff’s department.
The suspect, identified as Sodsai Dalzell, fled the scene but was later caught and charged with kidnapping and burglary.