Russell Brand Arrested
Celeb accused of tossing photographer's iPhone through window
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2012 8:19 AM CDT
Updated Mar 15, 2012 7:01 PM CDT
Russell Brand arrives to Amnesty International's "Secret Policeman's Ball" in New York, Sunday, March 4, 2012.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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(Newser) – Russell Brand is a wanted man no more: He turned himself into New Orleans police today to face charges that he grabbed a paparazzo's iPhone and threw it through a window, reports the Times-Picayune. The misdemeanor warrant for simple criminal damage to property was issued last night, TMZ reports. Brand has offered to pay for the nearby law firm's broken window, but no word on whether he's offered similar restitution for the iPhone.

Brand has been in New Orleans filming a movie. The confrontation went down Monday night, and the photographer involved named Brand in a police report citing "criminal damages." The pap was filming Brand with his iPhone at the time, and yesterday Brand tweeted a cheeky defense: "Since Steve Jobs died I cannot bear to see anyone use an iphone irreverently, what I did was a tribute to his memory."