It just occurred to me that a very naughty person might be(come) a member of a breakdown service that does 'deliver your vehicle to your destination' type breakdown service, and then purposefully create a problem that emergency man can't diagnose or cure at the roadside, such as a cut in a wire to electronic throttle body in an obscure location
Other than that, there are trains for the ride home, or if the missus or a mate can drive could come in 2 vehicles.
The RAC took a car from Belfast to Brighton for me that way... unfortunately it wasn't a sneakily cut wire, the entire valve head had broken off and fallen into the combustion chamber, and a friend had a brand new (ex-university display model) Alfa twin cam engine in Brighton, and a fully equipped workshop. So I towed it to a suitable place in Belfast (Lotus 7 replica) and "broke down".
They didn't even ask to see the tickets when I said my destination was Brighton!