Russell Brand: Arrested By New Orleans Police!

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Russell Brand is in hot water over his recent iPhone flinging.

New Orleans police issued a misdemeanor arrest warrant for Brand in connection with the zany British funnyman's run-in with a photographer earlier this week.

Russell turned himself in Thursday and is in police custody.

Brand has been accused of grabbing a photographer's phone on Monday and throwing it through the nearby window of a law firm in downtown New Orleans.

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Brand, in town filming a movie, hasn't denied that he grabbed and hurled the phone. In fact, he Tweeted "Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iPhone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory."

Brand has reportedly offered to pay for the broken window at the law firm, but the "victim," celebrity gossip photographer Timothy Jackson, filed a police report.

Jackson had been posted up along with several others to take pics of the 36-year-old, who is in NoLa shooting Oscar-winning swriter Diablo Cody's new film.

Last month, Chris Brown was accused of "robbery by sudden snatching" after Christal Spann claimed he reached out his car window, grabbed her phone and peaced.

Though a report was filed in that incident, no warrant was issued.


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