Actor Kal Penn robbed at gunpoint in D.C.

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2009 file photo, Kal Penn arrives at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Actor Kal Penn, who has been serving as a White House liaison, was robbed at gunpoint in a Washington neighborhood. Penn was walking in the city about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010 when a man with a gun approached him and took his wallet and other property. The actor goes by his given name, Kalpen Modi, for his work at the White House. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) (AP)

April 21, 2010 8:09:09 AM PDT
Kal Penn's former publicist confirms that the actor who played Kumar in the movie "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" and had a recurring role on the Fox show "House" was robbed at gunpoint in Washington, D.C.