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Joe Montana "wrestles his grandchild from an alleged kidnapper"


NFL legend Joe Montana rescues his nine-month-old grandchild from the 39-year-old kidnapper who snuck into his California home and tried to date a baby.

  • Joe Montana and his wife Jennifer confronted a woman who allegedly tried to kidnap one of her grandchildren
  • A 39-year-old intruder slipped into a residence in Malibu, California, where the Montana were staying
  • The intruder allegedly took the baby from a woman in the house and moved to another part of the house
  • Joe and Jennifer reportedly wrestled the baby away from the intruder and authorities were notified
  • The intruder was charged with kidnapping and burglary

NFL legend Joe Montana and his wife were forced to snatch one of their grandchildren from an intruder who had sneaked into their California home.

The frightening incident occurred at around 5 p.m. on Saturday at a Malibu residence where the couple was staying.

The alleged intruder, who was identified by the police as Sodsai Dalzell (39), snuck into the house through an unlocked door, the authorities told TMZ Sports.

Authorities said Dalzell met the sleeping nine-month-old baby, took her out of a playpen and held her in her arms.

Joe and Jennifer Montana (pictured) reportedly had one of their grandchildren wrestling in front of an intruder at home on Saturday

TMZ Sports reports that the intruder was soon confronted by Joe and Jennifer Montana.

The couple asked Dalzell to return the child, but eventually a physical argument broke out and Jennifer was able to safely lift the child away.

MPs from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department were in the area on another matter, but someone in the house brought them up to speed on the incident.

The intruder fled the house but was arrested by authorities a few blocks away. She was charged with kidnapping and burglary. Authorities said no one was injured during the incident.

Authorities said the 39-year-old woman entered the house through an unlocked door but was later confronted by Joe and Jennifer Montana (pictured).

Authorities said the 39-year-old woman entered the house through an unlocked door but was later confronted by Joe and Jennifer Montana (pictured).

Joe Montana (pictured) was first drafted for the San Francisco 49ers in 1979 and later won four Super Bowl championships from 1981 to 1989

Joe Montana (pictured) was first drafted for the San Francisco 49ers in 1979 and later won four Super Bowl championships from 1981 to 1989

DailyMail.com has contacted the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department for additional comments.

The 64-year-old Montana first drafted for the San Francisco 49ers in 1979 and won four Super Bowl championships from 1981 to 1989.

He played a total of 16 seasons in which he won the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.

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