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Pueblo Police arrest woman seen shoving 5-year-old in trunk of car

Chelsea-Rae Trujillo child in trunk of car pueblo
Pueblo Police Department

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Pueblo Police Department arrested the woman accused of attempting to shove her child into the trunk of a car.

According to police, 33-year-old Chelsea-Rae Trujillo was seen trying to put her 5-year-old son into the trunk in the parking lot of a business in the 1900 block of N. Norwood Ave.

A witness captured Trujillo on camera, and Pueblo police shared the video with KRDO. A warning, the video might be disturbing for some viewers.

Video courtesy of the Pueblo Police Department

This incident happened around 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday. Police have tried locating Trujillo at several locations, it's believed she and her child are currently homeless.

On Thursday, at 5:15 the Pueblo Police Department announced Trujillo was in custody. The car they were traveling in was found at E. 12th Street and Trujillo was found in the area soon after.

She was arrested for child abuse and restraining order violations.

According to police, the boy was found and is safe with no apparent physical wounds.

Pueblo Police Department

This is a developing story.

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