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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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31.

susan    

FIght Club!! No, it sounds like drugs

208 days ago
32.

Me    

Zac really wants a part on the upcoming Druggie Hollyweird Stars Who Attempt to Kill Themselves With Their Addictions show?

208 days ago
33.

fifithepoodle    

Sad. This kids career is over. Get some help, kiddo

208 days ago
34.

MARTIN DEAN    

DRUG DEAL GONE BAD !!!!!!!

208 days ago
35.

Johnny Thunder    

No pity here. All the information about drugs is out there. Any moron knows drugs are bad. Go ahead and throw your life away nitwit.

208 days ago
36.

Quinn    

I hope my kids are nerds

208 days ago
37.

Quinn    

oh and who the heck drives through skid row?

208 days ago
38.

mikkenyc    

send him my way....we'd have a blast:)

208 days ago
39.

chris    

He's full of ****. What kind of ****ing moron runs out of gas, in skid row, with a bodyguard? He was buying dope plain and simple.

208 days ago
40.

ron bobel    

that's what he gets for looking for crack in a bad area. dont they ever learn?

208 days ago
41.

longbeachbitch    

Zac stay out of seedy parts of los angeles! You and youre boy friend could have been killed! Zac is a drug addict! No other reason to be in such a slum!

208 days ago
42.

Chris    

Get help Zac, cuz that's where you'll be living any day. Really.

208 days ago
43.

LastOfADyingBreed    

They prolly saw him and thought he was a homo and tried to **** him in his booty

208 days ago
44.

BeiberVegasHoHo    

Corey Haim wannabe

208 days ago
45.

vidsoon    

C'mon Zac, outlive Bieber, you can do it.

208 days ago
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