Woman arrested after being filmed forcing five-year-old son into trunk of car

‘Obviously, I think anybody who looks at that video would be concerned about the welfare of that little boy,’ Pueblo police say

Bevan Hurley
Friday 06 August 2021 18:37 BST
5-year-old child stuffed in car trunk by his mother

A woman who was filmed allegedly shoving her five-year-old son into the trunk of a car in Colorado has been charged with child abuse.

In cellphone footage of the incident, a bystander can be heard yelling “dude, you can’t put that f***** kid in the f***** trunk” as the woman allegedly pushed the screaming child into the back of a blue Chevrolet Malibu on Wednesday in the city of Pueblo.

The city’s police department was notified and appealed for information to locate the woman.

On Thursday, they announced the mother had been arrested.

She has been identified as 33-year-old homeless woman Chelsea-Rae Trujillo, who was also charged with breaching a restraining order.

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