NFL legend and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana had a very tough weekend. According to reporters, an intruder came into the home in an effort to kidnal Montana’s baby grandchild.
The Los Angeles Sheriffs Department later told reporters that a 39-year-old woman entered the home where Montana and his wife were staying through an unlocked door, saw an infant and tried to steal the child. When she was headed towards the door, they “confronted the female, attempted to de-escalate the situation, and asked for the suspect to give back their grandchild. A tussle ensued and Mrs. Montana was able to safely pry the child out of the suspect’s arms,” shared LASD.
The woman reportedly left the house but was caught shortly after by police officers that were working close by. Montana later shared:
“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.”
Montana is best known for his amazing NFL career. He is a four-time Super Bowl champion and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame back in 2000. During his time with the 49ers, he won nearly three times as many playoff games (14) as he lost (five).
Montana was able to win all four Super Bowls in which he appeared, posting a 2-0 playoff record against Mike Ditka’s Bears, defeating Chicago in the 1984 and ’88 NFC title games.His 288-yard, three-touchdown performance against the Bears in the ’88 title game, played in sub-freezing conditions inside Chicago’s Soldier Field, is one of the biggest moments of Montana’s career.
Montana has been retired for a few years now but he is still very vocal when it comes to the NFL. We hope to see him in attendance at an NFL game soon, or at least when the coronavirus pandemic allows such a thing.