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Zac Efron

Attacked After Midnight in Downtown L.A.

3/27/2014 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Zac Efron FightZac Efron mysteriously ended up in a bad area of downtown L.A. just after midnight Sunday ... and ended up getting violently socked in the mouth by a sketchy transient ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We're told cops were on patrol under the Harbor Freeway when they saw Zac and a man he identified as his bodyguard.  Cops saw Zac and the other guy in a full-blown melee with at least 3 other people. 

After breaking up the fight, cops questioned Zac. He told them they had run out of gas and were sitting in the car.  Zac said while waiting for a tow truck they threw a bottle out the window -- he never said what was in the bottle -- and it smashed on the pavement near a group of transients.

Zac said the transients confronted him and the bodyguard because they believed the pair hurled the bottle at them. Zac says 2 of the transients attacked the bodyguard and when Zac got out of the car to help, he got cold cocked in the mouth. Zac said, "It was the hardest I've ever been hit in my life."

You'll recall ... Zac mysteriously broke his jaw in November, saying he slipped on a pool of water in his home.  Zac was in rehab twice last year for cocaine abuse.

The area where this occurred is rough. Cops are on high alert for drug deals and gangs.  One source says Zac was "obviously intoxicated."

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... no one was arrested because they viewed it as "mutual combat." 

We contacted Zac's rep ... so far no comment.

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136.

Sam    

Ran out of gas ?? That's a lie!

188 days ago
137.

madkono    

poor zac!!! why was he bothering less unfortunate people!!!

188 days ago
138.

Doug    

They were actaully filming High School Musical 5 where Zac loses his anal virginity on skid row after the big game.

188 days ago
139.

Doug    

They were actaully filming High School Musical 5 where Zac loses his anal virginity on skid row after the big game.

188 days ago
140.

CoCo Lattee    

Zac, before its too late get some help. You have so much going for you,

188 days ago
141.

VintageClass11    

He will not be able to lie someday and that will be the day he is gone.
Question ???
Did anyone check the gas tank ????
Another handsome, tragic mess.
When will Hollywood stop Immortalizing these people and start intervening. This young man will be gone in no time if he doesn't get help from a REAL friend.
Hypocrites and morons…… That's Hollywood.
I am re-naming it "HollyHood" !
This has been going on since the early days of film and it is still sept under the rug today.
So many died from alcohol and drug abuse.
The list is probably endless.
All they care about is money and what they can get away with because they have it.
No different in any industry where wealth rules the character.

188 days ago
142.

D-INCARNATION    

Welcome back Zack.....

188 days ago
143.

Country Gentry    

Someone was on an early Easter hunt for Booger Sugar!

188 days ago
144.

August    

ALL of LA is SKID-ROW!

188 days ago
145.

August    

There's WAY MORE DRUGS & ALCOHOL in the Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hill, and Bel-Air neighborhoods than on Skid-Row!

188 days ago
146.

nof    

Down there Zac's lucky he didn't get killed.

Nor are they impressed by size or muscle (bodyguards).

It's a War, people.

Getting our Hearts right with God is the only answer.

Everything else is a waste of time, paperwork, police, breath.

Cops know if you're down there?

You're up to no-good and/or not right in your mind.

188 days ago
147.

August    

Who in their RIGHT MIND would drive into SKID-ROW running on fumes?

188 days ago
148.

tmz4uandme    

Just why.. why ..why..

188 days ago
149.

john flynn    

Sounds like he was down there to buy drugs or a bj sad very sad ZAC.

188 days ago
150.

cindy    

Must be one scrowngy boyguard for the bodyguard to get beat up also.

188 days ago
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