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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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488 COMMENTS

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181.

taz    

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

124 days ago
182.

Rachel Nicole    

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

124 days ago
183.

gypsy    

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.

124 days ago
184.

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.

124 days ago
185.

whocares    

Get off the drugs Zach.

124 days ago
186.

Vic Creed    

He got into a fight with Tyrone Biggums.

124 days ago
187.

lynda51    

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?

124 days ago
188.

hollowx    

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.

124 days ago
189.

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.

124 days ago
190.

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

124 days ago
191.

KLAW    

l

124 days ago
192.

bmicha_2    

Was the azz whoopin worth the hunt for nose candy?

124 days ago
193.

palermo    

He's still on that stuff

124 days ago
194.

Mallory Hovey    

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

124 days ago
195.

Dead@27    

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

124 days ago
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