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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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151.

boo boo    

He was there to buy drugs. He was drunk and looking for drugs. Crack or heroin...that's what they sell over there...under the harbor freeway.

179 days ago
152.

Stacy_Rachelle9210    

sounds like he's up to no good! smh -_-

179 days ago
153.

The Ger    

Zac, you're talented, rich and very good looking. You've got a long career ahead of you. Please don't ruin it with drugs and/or booze. Please get help, there is a lot of it out there.

179 days ago
154.

Shaken not stirred    

Pleeease..... drug deal gone bad....pfft.

179 days ago
155.

valerieurias62    

The harbor freeway is further down from skid row..but anywhere in downtown LA is a good place 2 buy drugs, especially coke..ur story sounds fishy Zac!

179 days ago
156.

LastOfADyingBreed    

Nice COKE glases.

179 days ago
157.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

It was a cold **** in his mouth.

179 days ago
158.

TFear    

He threw a bottle out the window that smashed on the ground? I'd say the jackarse deserved to get punched in the mouth!

179 days ago
159.

cochino    

Morons! Skid row is not even close to the "Harbor Freeway". Let's do some fact checking.

If it's under or near the 110 "Harbor" fwy, then it's the Pico-Union District, which is has a lot of homeless camps that don't take crap from anyone.

179 days ago
160.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

He got a cold co ck in his mouth is what he meant to say. He prefers them warm.

179 days ago
161.

itzkathy    

ZAC-- when you go to buy drugs in a bad part of town....FILL UP YOU R DAMN GAS TANK BEFORE you leave!!!!

179 days ago
162.

chloelee29    

A boy this beautiful, this talented, again this beautiful with the WORLD at his feet!

ZAC ~ PLEASE do not throw it all away for drugs. You are going to end up dead quickly if you don't go into LONG term live in rehab. November you broke your jaw, now this, and this is after two short stints at rehab, just go for 18 months and save your life. You will not be looking this good for long, so make your MONEY NOW! And Do NOT waste it up your nose! ARRRGGGGG…..

179 days ago
163.

Achild    

A sketchy transient. The story sounds sketchy.

179 days ago
164.

katalina    

C'mon people do you think someone like him has to go to DTLA Skid row for blow??!! You think that's were Charlie Sheen got his!!? You can find that everywhere out here in the Valley.

179 days ago
165.

Penas2    

He was buying drugs the reason why he would be in that part of L.A.

179 days ago
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