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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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166.

treyc    

I want to be the very first to post this.
RIP Zac Efron

180 days ago
167.

Sherms    

Hmmm...drug run??

180 days ago
168.

katalina    

You don't go skid row for good ****!!

180 days ago
169.

Dennis    

There goes another one on that downward spiral. Why don't their managers keep a closer eye on these child stars? I thought a manager's job was to guide the actor/musician's career. I'm sure they can tell the signs of someone using drugs if they have been in the business any length of time. I'm not a Efron fan at all; but look at all the young stars we've lost to this kind of thing......River Phoenix, Kurt Kobain, and hundreds of others. There's got to be a way to stop this waste of talent an human beings. I guess it's hard to stop it when the government has their hands in the trade also. Efron is lucky he is alive. I hope he learns from this as so many before him haven't.

180 days ago
170.

Garry    

Did the tow truck ever show up?

180 days ago
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B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

He some how got lost? BS! The schmuck was most likely there ,to score some ya-yo.

180 days ago
172.

Paul Couch    

Come on Zac!!! Admit you are a drug addick and probably an alcoholic!! Get the help you need before you die!!!! I will pray for you....Paul C

180 days ago
173.

Bob    

did he at least get a ticket for littering?

180 days ago
174.

gregg    

fire body guard.!

180 days ago
175.

Chris    

He's not very good at buying drugs, is he? When a jonesing rich pretty white boy goes to score, they will eat him alive. He has no idea how far down the elevator goes..yet.

180 days ago
176.

Sabrina    

Two words: drug deal.

180 days ago
177.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

He seems to be a likeable enough person, doesn't seem to be much of an assh*le. I hope he can get it together because something just isn't clicking in with him.

180 days ago
178.

KLAW    

Amazin how whites always get the benefit of doubt in these type of situations. If Zac Efron were black or Hispanic his ass is hauled away in a second. Just complete bull****!

180 days ago
179.

Wolfee    

Another one bites the dust....

180 days ago
180.

Wow ...    

Wow, Zac has a serious problem if he heads to skid row himself to score.

180 days ago
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