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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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cammogirl    

I guess he can't risk the photogs catching him w a dealer at the house? Summer is coming up...sounds like zac is gearing up some fireworks;)

213 days ago
122.

Lassie    

Well, poor baby is suffering from a terrible, terrible 'disease,' people! A 'disease'! The richer you are, the worse it is. One of the symptoms is getting socked in the mouth or breaking your jaw. Lotta good the "bodyguard" did - maybe poor sickie should hire medical personnel to help him when his 'disease' symptoms get overwhelming.

213 days ago
123.

think101    

LOL, I wish I had the Officer's phone number, I have a couple of bridges I'm trying to sell.

213 days ago
124.

August    

How come the 12-Step religious AA/NA cult's "HIGHER POWER" is FAILING Zac?

CRACK is WHACK!

213 days ago
125.

cindy    

Sounds like a drug deal gone bad.

213 days ago
126.

August    

ANOTHER Hollywood 12-Step religious AA/NA cult Treatment Graduate SUCCESS STORY....

213 days ago
127.

Yurra Knutz    

You must be clear when you ask your GPS where is the best place to get a bag of ice

213 days ago
128.

sophiastormy    

he is on hard drugs. and will fall victim if he doesn't get help

213 days ago
129.

Floorme    

can you say-- ZACH LOHAN?????????

213 days ago
130.

taz    

He was either looking for sex or drugs. Dangerous way to get either. I thought when you're famous sex and drugs come to you. Hope he sorts himself out, he seems like a good guy.

213 days ago
131.

sophiastormy    

also i wonder if he was looking for a dude to have sex with, maybe he is on the down low

213 days ago
132.

August    

What's wrong with Hollywood neighborhoods these days; couldn't he just go to his next-door neighbor, Paris Hilton, and knock on her door to asked her if he could BORROW a cup of COCAINE?

213 days ago
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VintageClass11    

All and Nothing.
Take away his bank account and he is just another sad, pretty face with a smidgen of talent.
What a waste .
He will be found in far worse condition someday and they will attempt to immortalize him as a victim.
That will do him no good once he is gone.
Someone needs to intervene or this young man is never going to survive. He is crying out for help with these antics. I have seen it dozens of times in my life.

213 days ago
134.

DAVID KRUG    

Either sucking the glass dick or the real one.............

213 days ago
135.

QueenB    

That's not skid row I live in LA I know where skid row is and the freeway is not near it..But it makes the Story JUICY if you throw in SKID ROW lol.

213 days ago
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