Georgia solider gets help from local police in his surprise homecoming

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WEST POINT, Ga.- Police pulled over the vehicle of a woman who was on her way to volunteer at a children’s summer meal program Wednesday morning .

Police told the woman they suspected her vehicle had been involved in a hit and run, but that was just a ruse.

As the police brought the driver out of her car to view the “suspected damage”, Army Staff Sergeant Salomon Robinson, the woman’s son, fresh off the plane from Iraq, emerged from the police vehicle.

It was a great experiment to see her reaction and happiness, and joy and tears,” Robinson said.

Robinson has just two weeks home before returning 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.