Tyler Perry replaces woman's stolen van

Tyler Perry replaces woman's stolen van

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Actor/writer/producer/director Tyler Perry arrives at the premiere of Lionsgate's and Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds" at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 on February 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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by KMOV Web Producer

KMOV.com

Posted on October 3, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 3 at 1:17 PM

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- Filmmaker Tyler Perry is donating a new van to a Georgia woman with cerebral palsy after her specially equipped one was stolen outside Atlanta.

Perry tells WSB-TV Tuesday he heard news reports about Alicia Day's van being stolen this week  in Decatur.

Police say Day's 2000 Chrysler Town and Country van was taken from her driveway sometime Sunday night.

Day uses a wheelchair and tells the station that she prides herself on being independent, working part-time as a greeter at Home Depot. Her mother relied on the van to take Day to work and to doctor appointments.

Day says her "mouth just dropped" when she heard Perry's voice on the phone.

Perry's films include "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and he has a studio complex in Atlanta.

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