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Russell Brand Arrested: Actor Turns Himself In After Cell Phone Incident

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Actor Russell Brand was arrested in New Orleans Thursday. | Getty Images

Russell Brand has been arrested after allegedly stealing someone's cell phone and throwing it through a window earlier this week, TMZ reports.

An arrest warrant was issued for the actor and he turned himself in to the police Thursday afternoon, according to the report.

The incident in question took place in New Orleans Monday, when Brand reportedly snatched a cell phone from a photographer hoping to get a shot of the actor. According to the photographer, Timothy Jackson, Brand approached him in his car, took his iPhone and threw it through a window of a nearby building, E! Online reports.

A warrant was issued for the actor Thursday and he has been charged with “simple criminal damage” to property valued at $700.

Brand joked about the incident on Twitter Thursday, before his arrest, telling followers he threw the phone in honor of the late Apple founder, Steve Jobs.

Russell Brand
Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iphone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory.

Brand is currently filming a movie in New Orleans with co-star Julianne Hough. He's recently been in the headlines due to his divorce from pop star Katy Perry.

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