Filmmaker gives woman new van after hers is stolen
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In this March 31, 2011 file photo, Tyler Perry, recipient of the CinemaCon Visionary Award, arrives for the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards in Las Vegas. Perry tells Atlanta station WSB-TV he is donating a new vehicle to a Georgia woman with cerebral palsy after her specially-equipped van was stolen outside Atlanta. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
In this March 31, 2011 file photo, Tyler Perry, recipient of the CinemaCon Visionary Award, arrives for the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards in Las Vegas. Perry tells Atlanta station WSB-TV he is donating a new vehicle to a Georgia woman with cerebral palsy after her specially-equipped van was stolen outside Atlanta. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — 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.

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