Mindy Kaling Once Confronted A Fan Of "The Office" For Breaking Into B.J. Novak's Car While She Was 8 Months Pregnant

    "When we got out, he was like, 'Hey, love you guys in The Office!' He's just a nice man who loves The Office and I'm sitting here being like, that guy shouldn't be staring at us."

    Recently, Mindy Kaling shared a "strange" experience she had with a fan of The Office a few years back.

    A closeup of Mindy at a red carpet event

    Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Mindy recounted how she was heading to dinner at the time in Los Angeles with her Office costar and BFF B.J. Novak.

    "I was actually eight and a half months pregnant with [my daughter]," she said, referring to her now-4-year-old daughter, Katherine. "I went to dinner with my friend B.J. Novak. We drove to Silver Lake to go to this great Thai restaurant there. He parked the car and we got out of the car, I noticed there was kind of like a weird kind of guy kind of staring at us from by the parking meter of the car."

    Mindy said that at first, the person presented themselves as a fan: “When we got out, he was like, ‘Hey, love you guys in The Office!’ … He’s just a nice man who loves The Office, and I’m sitting here being like, that guy shouldn’t be staring at us.”

    "And then we walked down to go to the restaurant," she went on. "Restaurant's closed, for whatever reason. And then we walked back to the car and when we walk back to the car, what we think is the car, we're like, 'Oh that's probably not it, 'cause there's somebody sitting in the driver's seat,' and we keep walking."

    Mindy explained that they continued walking before turning back after realizing they had gone too far. "We go back to the car and the guy that we had talked to by the meter had gotten into B.J.'s car, was sitting in the driver's seat and had B.J.'s laptop open and was on B.J.'s laptop," Mindy continued, "which is so strange — he didn't try to steal his stuff."

    Mindy said that after spotting him, she "immediately went to the drivers side and kind of kept the door closed" to keep the man inside while B.J. "went on the [passenger] side" and confronted him.

    "My sense of justice was greater than my sense of wanting to live," Mindy said. "Then B.J. went to their side, and was like, 'What did you take?' The guy kept looking over at the door to try to get out. I was sitting there like, 'You're not going anywhere.' Finally, B.J. got his laptop back and all of his stuff and he nodded to me, like, 'You can open the door and let him out.'"

    "And then, when the guy got out — this was the strangest part — he looked at us and said, 'You guys should be careful. Anybody could just get into your car.'" Then, she said, the man "just wandered away."

    Mindy could laugh looking back on it, but in all seriousness, I'm glad they're OK!

    You can watch her talk about what happened below:

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