Thank goodness Penn wasn’t hurt! He’s been a great voice for the Asian American community in the Obama administration this past year.
Actor-turned White House aide Kal Penn was robbed at gunpoint near his D.C. townhouse early Tuesday, police sources told the Washington Examiner.
Penn, whose real name is Kalpen Modi, was walking in the 1500 block of S Street NW around 1:20 a.m. when a man with a dark-colored pistol ran up to him and demanded his belongings, police said. When Penn asked what the man wanted, the gunman is said to have replied, “Everything.”
Penn, 32, handed over his wallet, cash, his White House identification and two cell phones. The gunman ordered the actor to the ground and fled.
Police were looking for two suspects.
Penn is best known for his role as Kumar in the “Harold & Kumar” stoner movies. He took a job with the Obama administration doing outreach to Asian-American communities and acting as a liaison to the arts.