Kal Penn, aka Kumar of “Harold and Kumar” and “House” fame, was robbed at gunpoint early last morning in Washington D.C. Penn says a man carrying a gun stole his wallet and other personal property. The latter included two cell phones, one of which belongs to U.S Government. Penn will be leaving his position as the Assistant Director of the White House Office for Public Engagement under the Obama administration to return to his acting career.
But since he’s still part of the staff and has a government issued mobile, the Secret Service is joining the D.C. Metro Police Department to catch the crook. Penn apparently contacted White House communications who stopped service on the phone immediately and got him a new phone. No official numbers were on the stolen device so top secret information hasn’t been compromised. One question: How dumb is this thief? He totally picked the wrong guy to mug!