Tyler Perry replaces woman’s stolen van

Tyler Perry. / Photo: Andreas Branch/ via AP
Tyler Perry. / Photo: Andreas Branch/ via AP

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

Perry decided to give Alicia Day of Decatur a brand new van after he saw a news report about the theft this week, he told WSB-TV ( ).

Day’s 2000 Chrysler Town and Country van was stolen from her Decatur driveway sometime Sunday night, police said.

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

“My mouth just dropped to the floor when I heard his voice,” Day recalled about Perry’s telephone call.

Perry, whose films include “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” ”Why Did I Get Married?” and “Daddy’s Little Girls,” has a studio complex in Atlanta.

— Associated Press