Police pulled over a Georgia mother on her way to volunteer at a summer feeding program for children, but the traffic stop turned out to be an elaborate surprise.
Fresh off the plane from Iraq, and with balloons and roses in hand, Army staff Sergeant Salomon Robinson loaded up for an early morning stake out. West Point Police Chief Tony Bailey waited for Robinson’s mother to leave her apartment, then gave the cue to other officers standing by.
An officer stopped her to ask if she was involved in a hit-and-run. He takes the woman’s ID and walks it back to Robinson. The officer asked her to step out out the car so he could point out some damage.
He then motioned for his “partner” to come bring her back the license.
Robinson’s mom, Claudette Hutchinson, started screaming in joy when she saw her uniformed son behind her with balloons. Robinson has just two weeks before he must return to Iraq for another year.
“I’m going to kill him. He got me good! I’m glad to see him though,” Hutchinson said.
“This young man coming home, after serving three deployments protecting us and our freedoms, I don’t think there was a single request this young man had that we shouldn’t make happen,” said Chief Bailey.
Robinson said although he has to go back to Iraq in a couple of weeks, he’s grateful for the time he has at home with family.