City Desk

Police: Kal Penn Robbery Still MPD’s Turf

The U.S. Secret Service has reportedly joined the investigation into yesterday's mugging of actor and Obama Administration employee Kal Penn – but the feds have "not taken over the case," a police spokesperson tells City Desk.

"The Metropolitan Police Department is the lead investigative agency handling the robbery," writes Lt. Nicholas Breul in an email. "The U.S. Secret Service is aware of the investigation, but the D.C. Detectives are following up on the case."

Breul described the feds' role as "monitoring ...but MPD is conducting the investigation and following any leads."

Penn, star of the Harold & Kumar movie franchise, was accosted yesterday morning in the 1500 block of S Street NW.

According to TMZ.com, "the bad guy didn't just take Penn's wallet, the perp also made off with Kal's two cell phones – one of which belongs to the U.S. government."

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Comments

  1. #1

    Does this guy being a movie star makes him special? Shit ordinary people are robbed daily in the District of Columbia.

  2. #2

    US Secret Service is involved? What a load of crap. This didn't happen anywhere near an installation of the US government and Kal wasn't performing any work-related service. And our government wonders why we're all so cynical.

  3. #3

    ward-apparently it does + plus he's also now an Obama staffer who just got here (welcome to DC)

    typical~they are a joke. I got into a fender bender on Mass ave and they "got involved". worthless. They only reason they're involved here is b/c he works at the WH.

  4. #4

    What is all of your gripes. One of those cellphones were property of the White House and if it didn't shut down--you know how someone with the ability to access internal White House systems. So yes, I understand why US Secret Service was involved.

    And even if they took nothing, checking to make sure it was a simple mugging and not something directed at him because he is an employee of the White House is them doing their due diligence.

    But what is t with all the jealousy?? You feeling a little unimportant?

  5. #5

    What is all of your gripes. One of those cellphones were property of the White House and if it didn't shut down--you now have someone with the ability to access internal White House systems. So yes, I understand why US Secret Service was involved.

    And even if they took nothing, checking to make sure it was a simple mugging and not something directed at him because he is an employee of the White House is them doing their due diligence.

    But what is t with all the jealousy?? You feeling a little unimportant?

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