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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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376.

Deb    

Well, what's the first rule of Fight Club?

177 days ago
377.

damnthis    

Leave Zac alone. He was probably in that seedy part of town studying for an upcoming role as a drug addict or maybe for a role in a Mortal Kombat reboot!

177 days ago
378.

qurian    

all because he broke up with vanessa 4 years ago

177 days ago
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LadyLotus    

His fake ass friends say he doesn't like to hang out and stays to himself. He is a true Male Libra! All of them are like that! I believe Zach's story even thought it's a bit Hollywoodish!!!

177 days ago
380.

Guest    

Okay listen up lady's and Gents, I happen to be a close friend of this guy and 90% is of what's written about him on the (Internet) is Bullsh** this one is simply NOT true anything for these magazines want PUBLICITY and will say/do anything to make him look bad. He's an awesome guy just got caught up in the wrong crowed for awhile but he's doing much better. He's also looking for that (Proper girl) not like half of what Hollywood girls are. Everyone don't believe what you read unless ZAC himself says it.

177 days ago
381.

THX    

Is he hard up for money? Most celebs have gophers to get drugs from the 'hood for them rather than going themselves, exactly for this reason.

177 days ago
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Marco Polo    

The weird thing about this is that the two truck never showed and they drove off in the supposedly stalled car after the cops left.

173 days ago
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