Zac Efron got punched in a sketchy part of L.A.

Zac Efron got punched in a sketchy part of L.A.
March 27, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Zac Efron

A couple months back, Zac Efron went to rehab to try and clean up a bit. Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s going so well, because on Sunday night, Zac reportedly got punched in the face while hanging out in a sketchy part of Los Angeles So basically, any Del Taco parking lot? 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 area where this occurred is rough. Cops are on high alert for drug deals and gangs. One source says Zac was “obviously intoxicated.”

Look, I get it … people slip sometimes. And sometimes that slip up ends with you out in the middle of nowhere getting punched in the face by streetkids. It happens to everyone. I mean, not that specifically, but … look, you get my point. He had a moment of weakness, and as long as he’s willing to acknowledge it and try to fix it up again, more power to him.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.