Striking a vending machine that stole your money is illegal.

9.48.020 Opening, damaging or removing coin operated machine.

A. Opening, damaging or removing coin-operated machines is wilfully and knowingly opening, removing or damaging any parking meter, coin telephone, vending machine dispensing goods or services, money changer or any other device designed to receive money in the sale, use or enjoyment of property or services, or any part thereof, with intent to commit theft.

B. Opening, damaging or removing coin-operated machines is a Class A violation.

(Ord. 1585 P 1 (part), 1997)