They probably could've convinced the thugs not to ram them if they'd bought one of those little yellow "Drunk Stuart Whitman On Board" signs.
A commando raid for fruit. That's why I love this show.
The director is asking the audience to take it on faith that these rabbits, who are only shown hopping, frolicking and sniffing things, are really a threat to the town. It also doesn't help that when a rabbit is actually attacking someone, the "rabbit" is very clearly a guy in a bunny suit.