A Worthington Division of Police officer was praised for attempting to save an unresponsive man found in his yard earlier this month.

Officer Emily Lanzer was on patrol on the afternoon of May 5 when she saw a man lying on the ground next to his riding lawn mower at his home on Linworth Road.

She called for help and raced to use a defibrillator on the man before providing CPR, according to the police report.

Lanzer managed to bring the 61-year-old man's pulse back by the time medics arrived to rush him to a local hospital, where he died.

Lanzer was issued a written commendation for her efforts by Chief Jerry Strait after recommendation by the Worthington Fire and Emergency Medical Services Division, according to Sgt. James Moran.

In other recent Worthington police incident reports:

* A Worthington woman allegedly was scammed out of more than $500 while attempting to buy concert tickets.

The woman was trying to buy tickets to a concert May 5, when she was asked by a seller on Craigslist to send $525 for three tickets through an app.

After sending the money, the woman never heard back from the seller and was unable to get her money refunded.

* A local car dealership allegedly lost a vehicle after a customer paid for only half of its worth.

A man was discussing a purchase with an employee at the dealership on Huntley Road in February and gave the dealership a $12,000 check. In return, employees gave him the car and a dealer tag while finalizing paperwork.

The man never returned and the dealership has been unable to locate him. The vehicle is reportedly worth about $10,000 more than the $12,000 check.

The employees involved have been fired, the report said.