Soon-to-be former White House staffer and Hollywood actor Kal Penn was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday morning, according to media reports.

A gunman approached Penn and stole his wallet and other posessions around 1:30 a.m. in Northwest Washington, a D.C. Police official told the Washington Post. 

The story was first reported by gossip site TMZ.

It was reported earlier this month that Penn is leaving his White House job to return to Hollywood to work on the third installment of the "Harold and Kumar" series of stoner comedy films.