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Zac Efron got attacked on Skid Row

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This is the most bizarre story, and something tells me there’s white powder in the air on this one, because otherwise it just doesn’t make sense. Zac Efron and a dude he later identified to police as his bodyguard were attacked in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles by a group of “transients” who apparently thought Zac threw a bottle at them while they were waiting in their car for a tow truck. With me so far?

From 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.”

Don’t forget Zac “slipped on a puddle” a few months back and broke his jaw, and most people knew that it was probably an injury resulting in some coke-fueled binge. Sure, he’s apparently been sober for ages, but why do I feel like this whole “attack” by transients thing has something to do with a drug deal gone awry? Sure, maybe it is as he says, but it all seems rather weird, don’t you think?

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  • I’m buyin’ whatcher sellin’ (hah hah..!) in this case.
    I”d add his “bodyguard” is his occasional male lover (hence alone, together, in a dark car in a rough part of town. Once the drugs take hold, they’ll start with the angry wrestling, then the kissing and biting, then.. then… the bungholing!

  • Weirder shit has happened than what Zac said, and I’m sure especially on Skid Row, but I’m not buying his story. I’ll bet it was a drug deal gone wrong, and that the guy in the car with him was a dealer.