A Georgia mother was on her way to volunteer at a summer feeding program for children when she was pulled over by three cop cars and told to get out of the vehicle. Little did she know, it was all an elaborate ruse orchestrated by her son, Army staff Sergeant Salomon Robinson, who was returning home early from Iraq.
After police stopped his mother, Claudette Hutchinson, an officer told her she was the victim of a hit-and-run. He asked for her driver’s license and for her to step out of the car so he could point out the damage to her vehicle. Seconds later, he motioned for his “partner” to bring back her license.
With balloons and roses in hand, Robinson emerged from one of the cop cars with his mom’s license, sending Hutchinson into hysterics. She let out a scream for the ages.
“I’m going to kill him, he got me good,” Hutchinson said. “I’m glad to see him though.”
Robinson has just two weeks before he has to return to Iraq for another year.
“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 West Point Police Chief Tony Bailey.
“It was a great experiment to see her reaction and happiness, and joy and tears,” Robinson said.