Jackass in Strabane

A couple of jackasses have been sighted in Strabane.

Jackass boys in Strabane
By David Wilson

TWO of Hollywood’s most outrageous stars have been shopping in Strabane.

Jackass frontman Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius, known as ‘Party Boy’ on the hit TV programme, turned heads in the Co Tyrone town’s Asda supermarket on Tuesday night.

The stars of the US stunt show, which has spawned two hugely successful movies, signed autographs and posed for pictures with staff and shoppers.

Asda employee Melanie Frystal said she would not have taken the pair for two of Hollywood’s most recognisable faces.

“My colleague Laura Devenny spotted them first and we plucked up the courage to speak to them,’’ she said.

“They were quite scruffy and just doing their shopping.”

However, she said the Jackass performers did not live up to their wild men reputations as a crowd soon flocked around the stars.

“They were very pleasant and had no problem signing autographs and speaking to people,’’ she said.

“It is not every day you see people like this in Strabane. I was taken aback.

“They must be staying locally. They bought frozen pizza and a few other things so I don’t think they are staying in a hotel.’’

Rumours are now rife that the actors – Knoxville starred in a film version of 1970s show The Dukes of Hazzard – are staying in neighbouring Co Donegal, a favoured haunt of stars Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker.