Unfortunately for these guys, this isn't it.
Everyone is looking for a way to make a quick buck. Some people go about it the legal way, and others well...they decide to take from others. These geniuses decided to steal a parking meter, and we can only imagine the vast fortune that lies within. They decide to pull of their heist by knocking over the meter, and taking the whole thing home. When the last bit wouldn't budge, they make the brilliant decision to ram it with their car, and break it free. We're not condoning such activity, but there are plenty of vehicles more suitable for a job like this.
A jeep, a truck, or even your mom's SUV. Not an old Peugeot hatchback. The thieves manage to rip off the front bumper. Lets hope there was enough cash in that machine to cover the repair costs.