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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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46.

Truth    

PULEEEZ.... A DRUG DEAL GONE BAD IS MORE LIKE IT. #TRUTH!!

118 days ago
47.

Caution    

This white boy stay gettin' snuffed out. Somehow, he's an embarrassment and the epitome of his race all at the same time :)

118 days ago
48.

liz    

There's only one reason he'd be there. Hope he goes back to rehab and gets some help.

118 days ago
49.

GG    

who goes to skid row if they aren't in search of drugs.

118 days ago
50.

Dumbasses     

You dumbasses do know that this is a bogus story right because if you look on his ****ing twitter page you would notice that there was no sign of a fight that he was in and the fact that they waited four days to report this story instead of reporting it the next day. Sometimes you haters can be such idiots for believing these stories that any gossip site can pull out of their asses.

118 days ago
51.

MARTIN DEAN    

1 MORE OF HIS DRUG DEALS TURNED PSYCO !!

118 days ago
52.

MARTIN BRUCE PARMER    

ANOTHER DRUG DEAL GONE WACKO !!

118 days ago
53.

Jerry McLellen    

Looks like another case of the L.A. cops looking the other way because a "celebrity" was involved. Given his history, he should hav

118 days ago
54.

pr    

zach was obviously in that neighborhood scoring some drugs, so please don't insult us with any other excuse for being there. Also, what kind of lowlife throws a glass bottle out the window of a car? He deserved what he got.

118 days ago
55.

Lucey    

We all know Zac Was Out There Buying Smack. But Really, They Ran Out Of Gas? If Your Gonna Be A Liar, Atleast Be Good At It.

118 days ago
56.

3ANSDEPEDALO    

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118 days ago
57.

frank1946    

Time for a Catholic School ?

1st Grade Update ?

118 days ago
58.

me    

serves him right littering. I would had confronted him as well if I had seen him "throw" a bottle out his car window. what a pig.

118 days ago
59.

dont believe this efron crap    

i dont believe a word of this why he was there in the first place.

118 days ago
60.

Hot Dumb Italian Mike    

Rehab is a comin before September for this one!

118 days ago
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