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'Kumar' Actor Robbed at Gunpoint in D.C.

4/20/2010 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

kumar actor Kal PennTMZ has learned Kal Penn -- aka Kumar from that "White Castle" movie -- was robbed at gunpoint  early this morning while walking in a neighborhood in Washington D.C.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Penn claims a man carrying a gun approached him around 1:20 AM and took his wallet and other personal property.

We're told Penn immediately reported the incident to authorities, who have launched an investigation into the matter.

Multiple calls to Penn's rep were not returned.

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James R. - Los Angeles    

The is just more PR bullsh*t.



He probably has another project coming out, and this is to keep his name in the press.



Hollywood agents are more sleazy than lawyers and politicians.

1617 days ago
17.

Dave    

Wow, didn't this happen to Kevin Spacey too?



You'd think gay guys would learn by now.

1617 days ago
18.

BNHonest    

To #15 jealous of kate shouldn't that be Jealous of Obama???? But I'm sure the "annointed one" appreciates the respect ;-)

1617 days ago
19.

mjkbk    

Looks like the gunman took seriously Kal's former, totally fabricated position at the laughably-named 'White House Office of Public Engagement'. So he engaged Kal. With a gun.



Or more likely, the gunman remained unengaged by the celebri-cation of the White House and failed to recognize a 'celebrity' when he robbed one.

1617 days ago
20.

producer    

just like any other city, some neighborhoods in dc are fine that time of night, others, not so much, and others you don't venture into at any time of the day. penn is actually leaving his job at the white house to begin work on the new harold and kumar release due out at christmas this year. obama rules.

1617 days ago
21.

Truth    

DAMN, THEY THOT HE WAS A BLACK GUY. HEY, CANT TELL WITH HIS SKIN COLOR. PRETTY CLOSE...

1617 days ago
22.

Ron`    

Wow, I love this!!Thew robber got a little "ChangeYou Can Believe In" for the first time since Barry was elected Prez. Now a member of his Administration actually proved that wealth re-distribution can work at the end of a barrel or by the IRS! Nice to wake this morning and see their is still some street justice in America . As Bumbling Joe Bidden would say, "Hey Kumar you finally got some skin in the game" and now know what we have planned for the rest of the COuntry during the next 2 1/2years.

1617 days ago
23.

nonymous    

D.C. is crime ridden right now. At my school we get sometimes multiple crime alert emails in a day. Smh.

1617 days ago
24.

robert h    

I don’t want to give too much time to the racist comments, but those of you who are posting them, do you say stuff like this to real people or do you troll the internet looking for places to post this crap? It shows what cowards you are, but you probably already know that. That being said, Kal Pen is quitting his Obama administration job to return to acting. Don’t you guys read the news or are Celeb rags your only source of information?

1617 days ago
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Dumb Surfer Guy on TMZ "Knarly"    

By other personal belongings do you mean his pot he was suppose to smoke for 4:20?

1617 days ago
26.

DJS    

Wait....wait....wait for it......it's all Bush's fault!



1617 days ago
27.

Jason Chambers    

Love this guy. Smart, talented. good luck to him.

1617 days ago
28.

Harvey    

Lucky Bastard! You coulda been killed in DC at that time of night.

1617 days ago
29.

pattycake    

What an appropriate send off from DC.

1617 days ago
30.

libraman    

Scott, he doesn't work for the Obama administration. He quit that job a few months back...

1617 days ago
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