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I've seen customers do that before. This one looks like it has a female copper adapter that didnt let loose. Maybe it's soldered on (old timers did this a lot in my area) or it's otherwise corroded together. There is also now a drip at the bottom of the spigot to copper joint.
... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder
it's obvious the lines were brazed and therefore annealed. especially with such a short run from both joints. of course with them trying unscrew a blind joint from the outside of the structure, they had no real feel or way to prevent this initially when they tried to service the hose bibb?
soldered joints would not have twisted to that extreme and a good chance the threaded joint would have been able to unscrew.
we've all been there with threaded angle stops, shower arms and such. it's an educated gamble we take to unscrew a blind joint.
so although they might not have realized they twisted the pipe at first, they did a few days later when they cut the wall open themselves. i wouldn't call it a hack job by your customer, it's more of a poor installation by the original plumber. how in the world would anyone have unscrewed the pipe without opening up the wall?
I see this quite often. Frost proof hose bib inside the wall. Customer thinks they can twist them off from outside and end up twisting or breaking the copper. If I'm lucky I can get to them from the basement without opening walls but at least twice a month I'm opening a wall. Never had that many frost proof bibs out in California but up here that's all there is.