Is it possible for someone to drain my battery in a few seconds

Tiny
EMILY_NICS
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  • 2002 VOLKSWAGEN POLO
  • 80,000 MILES
Hi

I went to sell my car this evening, someone offered me a hassle free sale for £80 less than my asking price, I obliged.

I drove the car up and down the road to check everything was okay before the guy arrived and it was fine.

When he came he had a look under the bonnet checked and fiddled with a few things and suddenly then when we went to turn it on the engine won't start, even when my neighbor came out to jump start.

Is it possible the guy could have done some thing that meant the battery drained/did not work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated this is a nightmare and I am so worried as he said he would come back tomorrow with a new battery but for less money.
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Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 AT 12:05 PM

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Tiny
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The battery cannot be drained that quickly without something getting extremely hot and smoking. Even if it was run down, the engine would have started with a jump-start. It is more likely there is a loose cable connection on the battery. That would cause everything, including the lights to be dead. Also follow the smaller battery positive wire to the under-hood fuse box and be sure that connection is clean and tight.
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Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 AT 6:05 PM

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