WEST POINT, Ga. —
When a West Point, Georgia, mom saw a police car trailing her van, she was hardly expecting roses and balloons.
But that’s what she got when a West Point police car revealed her son, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salomon Robinson, was home early from Iraq, according to WTVM-TV.
Robinson met West Point Police Chief Tony Bailey at the station June 8 and they loaded into the chief’s police cruiser. Bailey waited for Robinson’s mom, Claudette Hutchinson, to leave her apartment, then gave the cue to other officers standing by to pull her over.
Officer Cameron Mitchell asked the woman if her vehicle had been involved in a hit-and-run accident because it was damaged.
“I said, ‘Ma’am, come out, let me show you the damage that we’re talking about,'” the officer told WTVM. “I found a little scratch on her car and I said, “You see that right there? They reported that there was a little bit of damage.'”
“Well, that’s been on there for a while,” Hutchinson said.
Mitchell headed back to the patrol car then told Hutchinson to hold on a minute.
That’s when her son appeared.
“I’m going to kill him. He got me good,” Hutchinson said with tears rolling down her face.
See dash-cam video of the surprise at WTVM-TV.com.
[This story was written by Lauren Foreman, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]