Next time Zac Efron leaves the house, he should bring boxing gloves. According to a report from TMZ, the That Awkward Moment star was involved in a brawl at Skid Row over the weekend that ended with Zac on the receiving end of a punch directly in his beautiful face.
What went down? It sounds like a huge misunderstanding. Law enforcement sources on the scene say that transients on Skid Row thought Zac was assaulting them by throwing a bottle from his car that ended up landing on the ground near the group of people — and they instantly fought back.
Cops, who arrived on scene to find Zac being attacked by at least three other people, say Zac’s story goes like this: He and his bodyguard had run out of gas and were waiting for a tow truck when the bottle-smashing incident happened, and from there, the people who’d been in the area the bottle landed came to attack the bodyguard. When Zac jumped out of the car to help, he ended up getting the brunt of their anger in the form of a punch to the mouth.
“It was the hardest I’ve ever been hit in my life,” Zac reportedly said.
There were no arrests made, since the fight was ruled “mutual combat,” and Zac’s rep has yet to comment.
We hope Zac and his bodyguard are okay — and that maybe they’ll think twice before littering next time. And also to fill their car up before it hits empty, maybe.