I raise the second possibility because I have seen something very similar first hand.
When I worked at the Lincoln/Mercury dealer way back when, there was a Ford dealer right across the street. It’s still there as a matter of fact. The Lincoln dealer went Tits Up just a couple of years after I bailed out.
I saw a few mechanics go back and forth between them over the years but one day this big old dude we had who was the driveability/ tune up guy got really pissed off about something I can’t even remember now.
When I say big dude, I’m talking 6’3″ or 4 and well over 350 pounds big.
He looked a lot like this guy, Captain Lou Albano of Portland Wrestling fame,
Except much bigger.
He had one eye that looked sideways when he was talking to ya and was basically one of those guys you really didn’t want to have pissed off at ya.
He had a MONSTEROUS Snap On roll away tool box, the biggest one they made at the time, full of tools and that bastard was HEAVY.
Probably a thousand pounds of tools and box combined.
He went upstairs, basically told the Service manager to go fuck himself, came back downstairs, locked his box, went into the service writers office, picked up a phone and called across the street to the Ford dealer.
He talked to someone for less than a minute.
He came back out of the office and announced he quit. The car he had been working on was still in his stall and he reached in, flipped the key, put in neutral and with one shove, pushed it out into the middle of the shop because it was blocking his tool box. Then he started pushing that huge freakin’ tool box past the car, out of the shop, down the driveway and out into traffic on a four lane busy thoroughfare.
Cars were slamming on the brakes and sliding to a stop and when they all finally got stopped, he heaved into that tool box and pushed it across all 4 lanes of 122nd Avenue in Portland Oregon, up into the driveway at the dealer across the street and into their shop. There had to have been eight or ten cars sitting there going both ways and they all just sat there and waited until he got across.
It was the last time I ever saw big ol’ Steve.
Trust me when I say, that was something you don’t see every day and you sure as shit don’t forget it when you do.