Celebrity alert: Fan is certain action star Vin Diesel is in PMB — have you seen him?

2009-04-08 00:00

Could it really be him? That’s the question on everyone’s lips after an enthusiastic fan called The Witness yesterday to say that Hollywood adrenaline-junkie Vin Diesel is in town for the UCI Nissan Mountain Bike World Cup.

“He is here for the World Cup,” said a Witness reader. “He was at Cascades [on Tuesday]. I watched XXX, man, I know it’s him. He was just walking around being Vin. There’s no way you can mistake any[one] for him … I’m 100% certain.” The man, who refused to be named, said he “wanted to go up to Vin Diesel and ‘give him one, two punches … just so I could say I connected Vin with a punch’. How many ous can say they punched Vin in their lifetime? He would have probably busted me up … ”

Marketing co-ordinator for Cascades Centre, Filindile Mbambo, told The Witness she was aware Diesel had been spotted there. She said she heard talk about him being an avid fan of downhill racing.

World Cup event director Alec Lenferna said he is unaware of the star’s visit. “He’s not here to race — that much I can tell you,” he said.

Attempts to reach Diesel’s agent were unsuccessful.

If you spot Vin Diesel, call The Witness at 033 355 1127 or e-mail newsed@witness.co.za

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