A Massachusetts woman was pleasantly surprised after three police officers pulled her over Monday. Rather than receiving a traffic ticket, she was reunited with her son, a U.S. soldier who surprised her with a visit for the Fourth of July weekend.
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“I was scared. I’m like, what did I do wrong? I know I was speeding a little bit trying to get home,” said Darlene McAllister, according to WKRN. “‘What’s up with your sticker? When did you get that? Where did you get that?’” she recalled one of the officers asking her. “What he was doing was distracting me.”
The distraction was designed so her son, Alan, a U.S. Army engineer based at Fort Carson, Colo., could complete the surprise he had been planning for weeks. And, as his mother explained, he succeeded: “It definitely caught me off guard, because I just had hung up with him, saying he wasn’t going to be home because his flight was cancelled.”
“I can’t explain it. It’s one of those looks like so happy but so pissed off at the same time,” Alan said. “But, yeah, I got her.”
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The two plan to visit family over the holiday weekend and celebrate Alan’s 19th birthday.
Without going into specifics, Darlene said she plans to get her son back. “Oh, I’ve already got mine figured out,” she said, laughing.
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