Believe it or not there are players in our community who are assholes. There are players who have a rep for restarting games in an unlimited qualifying tournament. There are players who have a rep for exploiting weird edge cases when nobody is looking. There are players who have a rep for throwing tantrums or just acting like shitty people. TDs figure this out pretty quickly and take appropriate action. There are people I keep an eye on way more closely than others. There are people I have banned from my events. There are people I wouldn’t invite into my home or location to play.
So yes, while you may get away with it at one event without getting a ruling against you (to make it clear this is not what happened in this instance I’m just saying in this hypothetical world we’re discussing), its not like these things don’t have consequences down the road.