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Zac Efron Goes To Downtown For Some Reason, Gets Punched In The Mouth By Homeless Guy

Zac Efron (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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So, what was Zac Efron doing in downtown past midnight? The heartthrob whose career propelled forward with his High School Musical films got punched in the mouth by a homeless man late Sunday night in L.A.

Cops told TMZ and the L.A. Times that they were patrolling under the 110 Freeway near Temple Street around 2:25 a.m. when they saw Efron in a scuffle with at least three other people. After they broke up the fight, Efron (who the officers said was "obviously intoxicated") told them a transient slugged him in the mouth and said, "It was the hardest I've ever been hit in my life."

When questioned as to what he was doing in the area with his bodyguard, he told authorities that they had run out of gas and were waiting in their car. Efron threw a bottle outside of his car window (why anyone would do that, we have no idea) and it shattered near a group of homeless people, who thought he tossed it at them on purpose. The folks were upset and confronted them and it led to a fight where Efron got socked.

The officers told TMZ that nobody was arrested because it was a "mutual combat."

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We're not sure why Efron was out under a freeway underpass so late, but pointed out Efron has had some trouble with drugs lately. He was in rehab twice for a cocaine addiction over the past year.