By Associated Press - Friday, April 17, 2015

LANGLEY PARK, Md. (AP) - A 4-year-old whose wheelchair was stolen from the apartment lobby where he lives will receive a replacement chair by a woman who says she empathizes with the boy’s mother.

The boy’s wheelchair was stolen this week after his mother left it in the lobby of their building as usual. It is easier for her to carry her son, who was identified only as Joshua, to their second-floor apartment in Langley Park.

Prince George’s County police released surveillance video on Thursday showing a person pushing the empty chair in a parking lot and asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

On Friday, Nikisha Marshall of Upper Marlboro contacted police and said she would donate a customized wheelchair her son outgrew to Joshua. Police have received other offers of donations.

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