Kal Penn robbed at gunpoint


WASHINGTON -- Kal Penn's agent confirms that the actor was robbed at gunpoint in Washington.

The Indian-American actor, who played Kumar in "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" and had a recurring role on the Fox show "House," is now working in the White House's Office of Public Liaison. He is focusing on connecting President Barack Obama with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities.

Penn's agent Jennifer Goodwin confirmed a TMZ.com report that Penn was walking in the city at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday when a robber took his wallet and other items.

Penn did not respond to requests for comment. The White House referred inquiries to the Metropolitan Police Department, which said it could not release information.