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Zac Efron

'Bodyguard' Claims Zac Saved My Life

3/27/2014 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Zac Efron
was a hero who risked his own life to save the life of his "bodyguard" -- so claims the bodyguard.

We spoke to the "bodyguard" who says he and Zac were "cruising" around downtown L.A. Sunday at 12:30 AM, when they suddenly ran out of gas and rolled to a stop at the bottom of a downtown L.A. off-ramp.

Later in our conversation, the man -- we agreed not to use his name -- said it wasn't so much "cruising" as it was going to a restaurant in Little Tokyo in the downtown area. 

TMZ broke the story ... Zac told cops they had run out of gas and for some reason threw a bottle out of the car which shattered and angered some nearby transients.  Zac claimed the transients attacked the man and as Zac went to help him a transient viciously struck Zac in the face.

He tells us ... the transients actually went after him with "a spear" -- like a shank -- and stabbed him in the face, stomach and chest.  He says Zac then got out of the car and swung a vodka bottle at the transients to fend off the attack.  He says Zac actually thwarted the attack and saved his life.

So the man says the bottle Zac claimed to have thrown out the window wasn't really thrown at all. He says Zac used it as a weapon during the attack.

BTW ... we checked, and the "bodyguard" has a criminal record for drugs and violence.


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Wow ...    

Achoo. Excuse. Bull****!

212 days ago

Chloe Dashy - London UK.     

Sounds like a coke deal gone wrong. Props to Zac for defending the bodyguard - most would have got off lol.

212 days ago


Someone will be dumb enough to believe this...

212 days ago


Is Zac doing his own PR now days cuz these spins are laughable.

212 days ago


Ahhhh,you smell that?That's Bullsh!t

212 days ago

john flynn    

COME ON Zac was there for no good reason other than to buy some medicine.Its called falling off the wagon.FOLKS

212 days ago

paul a.    

Anyone who believes this story!!!!

Swamp land for sale in Florida! Bridge in Brooklyn for Sale! I had sex with Bigfoot! UFO kidnappings are way up this year!

212 days ago


This all irrelevant! What matters is that someone tell Zac or his bodyguard that cars come with gas gauge and a light that lets you know when you NEED to put in gas. In fact, it gives you many miles from when the light comes on to when you really and truly run out of gas. Hence, he can avoid transients attacking on his innocent excursions to known drug-infested areas by checking the gas gauge in the car and getting gas as soon as the light for gas comes on.

212 days ago


Oh please...he was looking for some drugs.

212 days ago

Tony H.    

Aaaaaand clearly back off the wagon. Who the hell runs out of gas in downtown LA, BTW?

212 days ago

Jules Destaing    

WOW........What an amazing story !!
I don't doubt it for a second. LOL

212 days ago


Did he dance his way to victory?

212 days ago


Umm who is Zac?

212 days ago


All jokes aside. He's beginning to go down hill, child star, lots of money, probably never been told "no". No good friend probably introduced him to cocaine.

212 days ago

Grandma Cracker    

Oh, a new twist on "bodyguard". Now the celeb does the guarding.

212 days ago
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