Pueblo police have arrested woman accused of forcefully putting child in trunk


PUEBLO, Colo. — Pueblo Police have arrested a woman seen shoving her five-year-old son in the back of a car in the middle of a hot summer day.

Police said around 2:20 p.m., they got a call about possible child abuse on North Norwood Avenue near the Highway 50 and I-25. The caller said a woman was forcefully putting a 5-year-old child in the trunk of her car.

“As a police officer you have to deal with a lot of sad and dangerous situations,” said Sgt. Frank Ortega with the Pueblo Police Department.

Police identified the woman as Chelsea Trujillo, 33. Police said Trujillo and the child were homeless at the time. She was arrested on Thursday, charges are still pending.

People shot video of the encounter showing bystanders yelling at Trujillo to stop. Police say Trujillo made several threats towards the strangers before taking off.

“If you see something and it doesn’t seem right to you, call and get police involved,” said Ortega.

The woman who shot the video didn’t want to be on camera but did tell FOX21 she is happy Trujillo was arrested and the child is safe.

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