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Worthington: 81-year-old man found dead in disabled van

Worthington police found an 81-year-old man unconscious in the driver's seat of a disabled vehicle on the side of the road off High Street on March 14.

The driver was discovered unresponsive, and the vehicle is thought to have been disabled for more than an hour before the man was found. He was pronounced dead by a medic on the scene.

The man was driving an Americare transport van with a patient when he suffered a heart attack and drove off the roadway and into a lawn.

In other recent Worthington police incident reports:

• A police officer found a man sitting his vehicle in the 5500 block of High Street on March 16. The man's license plates did not match his vehicle, and he had another person's Social Security card.

The man said he had obtained the plates from a junkyard without permission and claimed to have found the Social Security card. No charges had been filed by ThisWeek's press time.

• A customer attempted to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at the Dairy Queen, 920 High St., on March 14.

The customer fled when he was confronted.

• A woman was arrested in the 200 block of Chaucer Court after repeatedly calling 911, even though she had been advised to stop.

The intoxicated woman was issued a summons and released to a friend, according to police.