In concerning news on several fronts, Zac Efron was attacked by a transient in Skid Row on Sunday. TMZ reports:
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.”
The report continues that the police didn’t arrest anyone on the scene because it was seen as ‘mutual combat.’
That’s scary. I can’t imagine what Efron was doing at that time of night in Skid Row unless it was for suspicious activity. You don’t exactly cruise through there if you don’t have to. Located in Downtown LA, the area contains one of the largest stable populations of homeless in the United States. There is also, sadly, a huge prevalence of drugs in the area, with people struggling with abuse problems openly taking them in the streets. Efron was in rehab twice last year for cocaine and more recently, in November broke his jaw – slipping in his kitchen… I hope he’s not relapsing. No pun intended- but I hope this knocked some sense into him if he was looking for drugs.
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