New Jersey State Trooper’s Meeting with Man Who Helped Birth Him Sounds Like Fate
What was just an average activity for a New Jersey state trooper, pulling over a driver for a traffic violation, turned into the craziest chance meeting.
Trooper Michael Patterson pulled over a vehicle being driven by Matthew Bailly in Kingwood Township, Hunterdon County for a minor infraction. Bailly presented his driving credentials, which also included retired police office identification.
The men struck up a conversation and realized they were both from Piscataway. In the course of the exchange, Bailly came to the conclusion that Patterson was the infant boy he helped deliver in October of 1991, 6abc.com reports. Bailly was part of a group of First Responders called to the scene when Patterson's mom couldn't make it to the hospital in time.
Of all the cars in New Jersey and on all of the days, and after 27 years, it's hard to think they weren't somehow fated to meet. Now that Patterson and Bailly have reconnected, they've vowed to stay in touch.
Needless to say, the trooper let Bailly off with a warning instead of issuing a traffic ticket, says NJ.com.
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