I know it is not in our DNA, but seriously - this time - read TFA. They guy was taking tennis lessons at a school his child does not attend. He had been warned previously not to park his car on the tennis court and charge. He did it again, and so they got fed up and called 911.
All that said, his intent was to steal a lot more electricity - he just got caught after only 20 minutes of charge time. Intent is important. The whole "5 cents" part of the headline is stupid and deliberately misleading.