Soldier surprises mom in a traffic stop upon his return from Iraq

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WEST POINT, Ga. — When a 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, Robinson met West Point Police chief Tony Bailey at the station June 8 before getting into the vehicle. 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.

Then her son appeared.

“I’m going to kill him. He got me good,” Hutchinson said with tears rolling down her face.