Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
It's possible the lube place was at the bottom of a steep hill.
Drive it like you stole it.
I know some folks who use to take the battery out of their cars at night to keep the car from being stolen, but a drive shaft?
Yup, that would do it.
Candid Camera once did a stunt where a cute young gal "drove" her car to a service station & asked the attendant to check the oil.When the attendant lifted the hood, there was no motor! The reactions were memorable! Did Alan Funt have anything to do with this driveshaft?https://youtu.be/yGkMhGqbJhY