PD: Man with 4 children stabs victim, carjacks BMW in Tempe

Posted at 1:30 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 18:10:17-04

A man with four children with him reportedly stabbed and carjacked a man in Tempe. 

Tempe police report that on October 7 about 11:30 p.m., 37-year-old Michael Estrada flagged down a car near McClintock Drive and Apache Boulevard. 

He then allegedly opened the back door and shoved his four children -- two 3-year-olds, a 4-year-old and an 11-year-old -- into the car.

Police say, Estrada, while in the back seat, fought for control of the steering wheel as the car traveled down Apache Boulevard. 

He then reportedly stabbed the victim 15 times with a pair of scissors. Police say the victim suffered wounds to his right arm, hand, and thigh. 

As officers arrived, the victim escaped from the car and Estrada then got into the front seat of the BMW X5. 

Police reportedly found Estrada with cocaine, meth, and heroin in his socks. 

Court paperwork shows that Estrada has served over 13 years in prison for three violent felonies. 

He is now being held on a $100,000 bond on 13 counts of aggravated assault, child abuse, armed robbery, and drug possession.