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Alexandria police officer Peter Laboy returns home from hospital, receives big surprise

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. -

When Alexandria Police Officer Peter Laboy came home from the hospital Tuesday, he had a little help from his friends. A police escort brought him safely from the hospital in D.C. to his home in Alexandria.

Laboy was shot in the head during a traffic stop on February 27. Two months later, he has been released.

He came home to hugs from his family and, also, a big surprise. While he was recovering, friends and strangers came together to restore Peter's rusty old 1975 Mercedes convertible.

"As soon as they saw the car come in, a lot of the guys were telling me, 'Mike, what are you doing with a car like this?' When I told them it's Pete's car, they all put their tools down and said, ‘What can I do?’" remembers Mike Tikoyan from NT Auto Body.

As for how the car turned out, Pete's fellow officer, Bennie Evans says it's "Fabulous. Fabulous. Peter and his wife don't know, but I got a spare key."

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