WEST POINT, Ga. --Three cop cars pulled over a Georgia mother Wednesday morning as she left her apartment to volunteer at a summer feeding program for children.
However, the traffic stop turned out to be an elaborate plan to surprise her with her son's early homecoming from Iraq.
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.
The chief of the West Point Police Department waited for Robinson's mother, Claudette Hutchinson, to leave her apartment, then gave the cue to other officers standing by.
The officers told Hutchinson they were investigating a hit-and-run told her she had some damage on the back of her car and she got out of the vehicle. That's when Robinson got out of the patrol car causing his mom to scream in excitement.
"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.