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Zac Efron

Attacked After Midnight in Downtown L.A.

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

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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I guess he's jealous of all the other celebrities that got to wear a body bag and ride in the morgue truck.

179 days ago

Rachel Nicole    

Ran out of gas? More like ran out of glass... 😒

179 days ago


Its a shame these young actors get fame and fortune too young and then cant handle the money and ego. They should take a lesson from some of the older actors. Invest your money wisely so you have some when you are no longer a mega star.

179 days ago

Robert Abrami    

These guys make it big and throw it all away and almost get themselves killed. I'm clean and sober 39 years. It's hard work but it can be done.

179 days ago


Get off the drugs Zach.

179 days ago

Vic Creed    

He got into a fight with Tyrone Biggums.

179 days ago


Wrong place at wrong time..he is not a dumbo..he has to realize that that area is bad..maybe this will be a wakup call..and he will straighten his act out..I head heard a rumor that he is gay..does anyone know this for sure?

179 days ago


He should just get a medical marijuana card. They have good deals and shops everywhere in better parts of the neighborhood, and you don't run the risk of getting your jaw broken, unless it's broken by the deliciousness of an edible of course.

179 days ago

Country Gentry    

Wasn't he JUST down in South America (Panama?) - Dude, don't procure the "stepped on" product in Skid Row - Call up the "Warlock" - he was getting suitcases of yayo before he cleansed himself with tiger blood.

179 days ago

SGT. Ryan Anderson USMC    

This is exactly The type of shlt that @sshole Bieber would get himself into without his bodyguards. I'd love to hear about some gangsters stomping his face into concrete. Without a bodyguard, they're just little g@y boys with metrosexual fashion style LMAO

179 days ago



179 days ago


Was the azz whoopin worth the hunt for nose candy?

179 days ago


He's still on that stuff

179 days ago

Mallory Hovey    

Atleast he got out and helped and dint let his bodyguard get jumped! Good for u Efron...

179 days ago


Two Forties for a Rock! That was the deal !!!

179 days ago
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