Happens in Alaska, too.
If he had just shut her down while getting a Fosters I would readily say "Why not?" Safe while unattended then. Its not like he was in Times Square.
World should be able to accommodate an endless supply of outrageous Australians in their wingless weed-wackers, Kiwis and their jet boats, and don't forget Icelandic 4x4 hill climbers. They all know really how to have fun with gasoline.
2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
2006 TW200 "Nibbler", a.k.a. “Mr.Gizmo"
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