Wichita Dealership Replaces Man’s Stolen SUV

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Christmas came early for a Kansas Army National Guard member whose vehicle full of holiday gifts was stolen earlier this week.

A Wichita dealership, Eddy’s Toyota, on Thursday gave Benjamin Lewis a 2003 Chevy Tahoe and Christmas gifts for his four sons.

In September, an organization called Cars 4 Heroes donated an SUV to Lewis, who is raising his four children himself. The vehicle was stolen earlier this week, along with the presents Lewis had hidden inside.

After receiving the new vehicle Thursday, Lewis says he hopes his sons learn that Christmas is about helping people who need it, not about gifts.

KAKE-TV reports several other people contacted the station this week to offer help for Lewis.